Posted: Oct 5, 2009 3:11 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
The Lafayette location of Transcom announces 700 new jobs that will be created before the end of 2009. The company issued the following press release on October 5.
Lafayette, LA-Managers at the Lafayette location of Transcom have announced plans to add 700 employees at their call center before the end of the year to support the expansion of their main customer base. To facilitate this workforce expansion, a job fair will be held on Tuesday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Lafayette, 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway.
"It is great that Transcom's client is growing in this large of a capacity," says JR Flynn, Business Manager for Transcom's Lafayette facility. "We are excited to see that growth turn in to huge a boost for our local economy by creating so many job opportunities."
"This announcement is great news at a time when communities all over America are struggling to attract jobs," says Joey Durel, Lafayette City-Parish President. "We appreciate their continued confidence in Lafayette and in the people from Acadiana that they will be hiring."
At the event, job seekers will have a chance to learn more about Transcom as well as speak to company representatives and complete applications for employment. The company will be filling full-time and part-time positions with shift flexibility. Opportunities for rapid career advancement are also available.
"I am excited about the additional employment opportunities that Transcom's expansion offers, not only to North/Upper Lafayette, but to all of Lafayette Parish. This is a major step in the economic development for the area," says Kenneth Boudreaux, City-Parish Councilman. "I am fortunate to represent the district in which Transcom is located and I encourage my constituents, and all interested individuals, to participate in the job fair as this will present new career opportunities for many."
"Transcom's workforce expansion will give a boost to the local economy in these times of uncertainty on the national level," says Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA president and CEO. "LEDA is committed to support Transcom in meeting their goal through assistance with this job fair, promoting the openings via our workforce allies, and through other avenues as the year progresses."
Job seekers may also apply online at www.transcom.com/work or go to the facility, located at 1819 Moss Street, Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.