For most people, Beaverton, Oregon is a little off the beaten path. Many people don’t even know the capitol of the Beaver State – it’s Salem, in case you were wondering. Yet, little old Beaverton is where Comcast is planning to set up 100 new jobs, the cable TV company announced Wednesday. These new roles will be primarily call center jobs dealing with inbound sales calls and supervisory roles.
“We are excited to add these additional sales agents to our already robust Comcast workforce here in the region,” said Hank Fore, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “We believe this region has the workforce we need to continue to add jobs and provide outstanding customer service to our customers. We’ve started recruiting for these 100 jobs already and encourage people to apply.”
Officials in Beaverton welcomed Comcast’s announcement, knowing that it would bring not only new jobs, but increase their standing in the call center industry. It would appear that a town like Beaverton, which is probably responsible for Oregon’s odd, euphemistic nickname, would be proud of building a brand new call center.
“In addition to the hundreds of jobs Comcast already has at its Beaverton offices, it’s great to see they will be adding even more jobs in the community,” said Mayor Dennis Doyle. “More employment opportunities for local residents and additional resources spent supporting area businesses is exactly what we need to grow the local economy.”
To fill these roles, the Comcast corporation is seeking people who have one to two years of experience at the very least under their belt and feel an unquestionable commitment to deliver customer service rivaling their own wedding vows. Comcast offers its employees competitive pay to make up for this as well as offhandedly offering extensive career path options. Imagine working in a call center for the rest of your life, but not as a low-level headset bearer, but perhaps a supervisor. Imagine you being the one calling the shots.