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ServiceMaster to Hire 3,000 Employees During First and Second Quarter 2011

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn, Jan. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co., one of the world's largest residential and commercial service companies, announced intentions today to hire more than 3,000 employees nationwide over the next four to five months for its peak season.

ServiceMaster expects the bulk of the seasonal positions to be in field operations and customer call centers for its leading brands of Terminix, TruGreen, Merry Maids and American Home Shield. Field operation staff positions are located throughout the United States in local communities, while positions in customer call centers are based in Dallas, Memphis, Carroll, Iowa and LaGrange, Ga.

"We are looking for people who want to work hard to earn the trust and confidence of the millions of households and businesses we serve," said Jed Norden, senior vice president, human resources.  "A career with the ServiceMaster family of brands offers a unique opportunity.  With household brands like TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec, our associates can build experience-rich careers without ever leaving the company."

"The most important factor in the success of our company is our people," said Norden. "Our core values hold us accountable to work together with mutual trust and respect, to encourage open and honest communication, and to foster associate initiative at all levels."

Those interested in applying can visit and apply by brand, location or function. Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes healthcare as well as 401(k) options.

With a network of more than 5,100 company-owned and franchise locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks.  The company's high profile brands are TruGreen, TruGreen LandCare, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 27,000 corporate employees and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people ServiceMaster's family of brands serve more than 8.5 million customers every year and hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home service contracts, furniture repair, home inspections, residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration. More information about ServiceMaster can be found at .

For further information contact:

Chris Curran

Office: 901.597.7829

Cell:  901.619.9056

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