Convergys Jumps on Board the 10,000 Jobs Challenge to Assist Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses in Finding Employment
Convergys, Milicruit, MOAA and DirectEmployers Association Invite Corporations to Join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge
CINCINNATI, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), a global leader in relationship management, today announced that it is joining the 10,000 Jobs Challenge with Milicruit, Military Officers Association (MOAA), DirectEmployers Association and businesses across America to assist service members, veterans and military spouses in finding suitable employment. Convergys is committed to the mission of the 10,000 Jobs Challenge by providing employment opportunities to the individuals and families who have served and defended the nation.
Convergys will be recruiting for available positions in its Home Agent program. Home Agents receive inbound telephone calls ranging from billing and customer service to technical assistance from customers of Convergys clients in a variety of industries. Full-time (35-40 hours per week) and part-time (20-30 hours per week) positions are available, and split shifts are occasionally offered to allow agents to support the client program when they are most needed.
Convergys Home Agents can complete the hiring process – from application through training and employment – from their home computer, without ever visiting a Convergys facility. The only workplace requirements for candidates are a quiet place to work inside their home, a PC that meets Convergys' minimum standards, high-speed Internet access, and a headset. Interested candidates can apply online for a Home Agent position with Convergys at http://careers.convergysworkathome.com.
For those looking to work in a traditional workplace environment, Convergys has approximately 70,000 employees in 69 customer contact centers. For more information, visit www.convergys.com.
"Military personnel and their spouses are known to be dedicated, service oriented, and accustomed to handling change," said Sally Jones, senior manager of recruiting for Convergys' Home Agent program. "Work-at-home options such as our Home Agent program are a great fit for veterans, active military personnel who are making the transition from service to civilian life, or military spouses who need a portable career option that can transfer from base to base. The ability to work from home also allows them to save money on commuting costs and to spend more time with their families."
In the next twelve months, Milicruit will increase the overall number of national career fairs it hosts from four events to 12, and will conduct standalone virtual career fairs for soldiers serving overseas. In addition, Milicruit will feature two standalone virtual career fairs for military spouses as part of their commitment to the challenge. The first overseas career fair for soldiers in Kuwait took place on March 14, 2012. The first annual military spouse event is scheduled for May 7, 2012 in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Employers wishing to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.10000jobs.com.
"We are grateful that Convergys has accepted our invitation to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge. The partnership with Convergys contributes significantly to reaching our goal and we look forward to their success in hiring veterans and military spouses," said Kevin O'Brien, vice president of business development, Milicruit.
Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans. Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit www.veteranscareerfair.com.
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries is organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is a global leader in relationship management. We provide solutions that drive more value from the relationships our clients have with their customers. Convergys turns these everyday interactions into a source of profit and strategic advantage for our clients. For more than 30 years, our unique combination of domain expertise, operational excellence, and innovative technologies has delivered process improvement and actionable business insight to marquee clients all over the world. Convergys has approximately 70,000 employees in 69 customer contact centers and other facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and our global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.convergys.com.
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