updated: 10/27/2011 1:06:23 PM
Verizon Wireless says it needs to hire more than 60 people in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette and Fort Wayne. The company says it is planning to use job fairs and webinars to help fill the positions.
October 27, 2011
Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Verizon Wireless has more than 60 retail jobs open in Indiana in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette and Fort Wayne.
The company is using online job webinars and also meeting with candidates in Indianapolis after applicants attend and complete the online sessions.
Not only is Verizon Wireless hiring, the company’s Indiana roster of retail employees has increased by 172 compared to the same time last year. The number of full-time employees in Indiana is currently 709.
Verizon has been increasing its positions due to the increasing number of new tech devices coming on the market this year – such as the iPhone 4S – and the increasing demand for those products. The company also wants to reduce wait times for in-store sales.
“Unlike other companies, we’re ramping up,” said Patrick Lewis, Indiana Retail Sales director, Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless’ virtual career fairs for Indiana positions are scheduled Tuesday, November 1:
Session One: 10 a.m. to noon
Session Two: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Job seekers can reserve a spot on Facebook by visiting http://www.facebook.com/verizonwirelesscareers and clicking on the events listing on the left side of the page. A waiting list will be created for those unable to secure online seats.
The minimum requirements for open retail slots are:
• A two-year associate’s degree;
• At least one year of prior sales experience;
• A person who understands technology and is tech savvy;
• Good problem solving capabilities; and
• Bilingual skills are also a plus.
“A lot of people don’t know we’re hiring and are making assumptions that we’ve laid off due to the economy. That’s actually not the case,” Lewis said. The webinars will take place before the on-site job fairs in Indianapolis and anyone interested in additional details is encouraged to attend online.
Verizon Wireless offers competitive benefits including health care beginning day one, tuition reimbursement and short-term incentives.
About Verizon Wireless in Indiana
In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 700 employees and 36 company-owned retail locations in 24 cities, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Merrillville, Mishawaka, Muncie, Noblesville, Plainfield, Portage, Schererville, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Source: Verizon Wireless