Job fair

Laud­erdale fair sched­uled Satur­day

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - LOCAL - By Marcia Her­oux Pounds Staff writer mpounds@sun­sen­ or 561-243-6650, twit­ter: @mar­cia­biz

Global Re­sponse is look­ing to hire about 800 new work­ers for the hol­i­day sea­son.

Global Re­sponse, a Mar­gate­based cus­tomer ser­vice cen­ter, is look­ing to hire 800 call cen­ter rep­re­sen­ta­tives and email/chat work­ers for the hol­i­day sea­son and beyond.

The com­pany will hold a job fair on Satur­day at Mar­riott North, 6650 N. An­drews Ave., Fort Laud­erdale. Global Re­sponse is hir­ing for sea­sonal, full- and part-time jobs. Bilin­gual skills are a “plus,” the com­pany said.

Shifts are avail­able between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. Mon­day through Sun­day at Global Re­sponse’s head­quar­ters at 777 S. State Road 7, in Mar­gate. The call cen­ter has seats for more than 1,500 peo­ple.

Global Re­sponse, a fam­ily-run com­pany, has clients in the re­tail, health care, au­to­mo­tive, ed­u­ca­tion and in­sur­ance in­dus­tries. The com­pany is pri­mar­ily hir­ing in cus­tomer ser­vice for HoneyBaked Ham, Lane Bryant and Jus­tice, a spokes­woman said.

Other clients in­clude re­tail­ers Zara, Crate & Bar­rel, An­thro­polo­gie and Ur­ban Out­fit­ters, the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art in New York, and lo­cal em­ployer JM Fam­ily En­ter­prises, which op­er­ates South­east Toy­ota deal­er­ships.

The com­pany pays for train­ing, pays its em­ploy­ees weekly, of­fers health care and den­tal plans, va­ca­tion days, 401(k) retirement plan, child­care re­im­burse­ment, and bonuses for per­for­mance and at­ten­dance.

The com­pany said it will “hire on the spot,” pend­ing a back­ground check. Global Re­sponse has been in busi­ness for more than 40 years and em­ploys more than 500 peo­ple in Broward County.

Global Re­sponse was founded by Herman Shooster with the 1974 pur­chase of Ding A Ling, a lo­cal an­swer­ing ser­vice with 10 to 12 em­ploy­ees. He grew the busi­ness with patented soft­ware that com­bines the web and phone ac­cess to of­fer clients cus­tomer ser­vice through so­cial me­dia mon­i­tor­ing, on­line chat and email. The com­pany also de­vel­oped tech­nol­ogy for its deaf and hear­ing-im­paired em­ploy­ees.

Shooster, the 2012 win­ner of the Sun Sen­tinel Co.’s Ex­cal­ibur Award, died in 2014. His adult chil­dren con­tinue to op­er­ate the busi­ness.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the jobs, see ca­ re­­fair, or call Global Re­sponse at 954969-2433.

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