Convergys Brings Nearly 500 New Jobs To Chattanooga

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), a global leader in customer management, is hosting an on-site career fair for nearly 500 jobs at its contact center in Chattanooga.

Interested candidates are invited to attend the career fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Convergys, 5600 Brainerd Road Unit 3. Candidates are encouraged to visit careers.convergys.com to apply online prior to attending the job fair.

"Expanding business at the Convergys site in Chattanooga has enabled us to provide a new employment opportunity for area job seekers.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to handle inbound customer service sales calls. We are offering full and part time positions. Potential employees must have exemplary customer service skills, computer literacy, and some sales experience," said Wendy Matchett, site leader for the Convergys contact center in Chattanooga. "Working at Convergys as a customer service sales representative may serve as a great stepping stone to a career in operations, recruitment, or training. In fact, more than 70 percent of Convergys' customer service managers began their careers as agents, and we are known for the internal promotion of our employees. We are a worldwide company with nearly 75,000 employees; opportunities exist around the globe, in locations such as India and the Philippines."

Officials said, "Convergys encourages its employees to support the local community in which they live and work. Since opening the Chattanooga center in 1998, employees have participated in a number of community initiatives, including supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga; additionally, the site had the honor of hosting the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation's Mobile Health Coach, which offers mammograms and other women's health testing, regardless of insurance. Convergys Chattanooga was honored to present a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga during the live telethon on March 2, 2013. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program is also an initiative that the employees of the Chattanooga site have participated in.

"Convergys offers on-site employees comprehensive training, competitive wages and benefits including medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), and paid and unpaid time off.

"Job satisfaction also is recognized at the team level with a number of incentives and contests that reward talent and accomplishments. Employees receive incentives for top performance, commissions, and a variety of other areas that help nurture a professional, yet fun and exciting environment."

Employment with Convergys is contingent on the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


Police Blotter: Undercover Officer Nabs 2 Women Who Respond To Escort Service Ad; Swindle Involves One-Sided Copy Of $50 Bill

An undercover officer said two women reported to a motel on Shallowford Road after he responded to an escort service ad on Backpage. He said the women matched their photos in the ad. They agreed to "full service sex" for $260. The women, Holly Carney and Sabrina James, said they live at the Hamilton Inn. A search of their room there turned up meth, syringes, scales and ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: EPB Unveils Annual Holiday Window Displays

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful 2014

Over 40 years ago I was a young sports writer when I came up with the notion of setting daily things aside, just for one day, and writing about why “I Am Thankful.” Every Thanksgiving I come up with my list and it is as much about me as it is about my gratitude for all things great and small. I can’t imagine approaching this day in any other way. Here we go … I AM THANKFUL for ... (click for more)

UTC Men Defeat Coastal Carolina,78-67

UTC’s Ronrico White is use to pre-game shoot arounds, but Wednesday’s “almost midnight madness practice” 14 hours prior to tipoff against Coastal Carolina was out of the ordinary but highly effective. “My shooting touch was off (2 for 14 in the last three games) so Coach Wes Long called a shoot around for late last night and we made some adjustments in my technique and it paid ... (click for more)

JOHN HUNT: Still Finding Reasons To Be Grateful

It’s hard to believe that we’re to the final Thursday in November when most folks in the free world celebrate Thanksgiving.   My how time flies when you’re having fun. I used to always enjoy reading Roy Exum’s columns on Thanksgiving  when he took a little time to recognize people and to give thanks for all of the wonderful things in his life. Following his ... (click for more)