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'Here are the jobs'

PoliticsNation debuts a new series featuring companies currently hiring and what the jobs entail
/ Source: MSNBC

Each week, PoliticsNation will add more information about jobs on this page to give America options and help the unemployed get back on their feet. Check back to see the recent updates.

Company: Phillips USA

January 18, 2012

Number of Jobs:  980

Positions:  Engineering, sales, marketing, quality & regulatory control, supply chain

Salary:  Competitive, varies with experience & job title; full-time employees receive competitive benefits


Atlanta, Ga.
Cleveland, Ohio
Pittsburgh, Penn.
Bothel, Wash.
Stanford, Conn.
Somerset, N.J.
Andover, Mass.
Burlington, Mass.

When:   Immediately

Details: Philips USA, a health & well-being company started in Amsterdam more than a century ago, already employs 26,000 in the U.S. The company is eager to hire, with nearly a 1000 positions to fill right now.

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January 11, 2012

Number of Jobs:

Customer Service Representatives, Residential and Commercial Sales Representatives, Technicians, Trainers, Managers

Both salary and hourly positions available. Full-time employees eligible for competitive benefits package, including healthcare and 401(k) options.


Dallas, Texas
Memphis, Tenn.
Atlanta, Ga.
Tampa, Fla.
Carroll, Iowa

When: Hiring at least 700 brand new employees this year starting in January, may hire as many as 6500 through various franchise brands all year.

ServiceMaster is a Memphis-based company that runs residential and commercial service franchises, including TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, etc. The company already employs more than 50,000 associates through its corporate and franchise entities, and will hire up to 6000 employees across the country this year as it expands. ServiceMaster also offers the Shane Battier Franchise Scholarship for women and minorities interested in getting a commercial cleaning franchise license

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ATX Group company logo. (PRNewsFoto/ATX Group)

January 6, 2012

Number of Jobs: 500+

: Response Associates, Supervisors, Analysts, Managers, IT Engineers, Trainers

: Various, both salary and hourly positions available

: Hiring significant numbers at proposed call center in South Carolina or Tennessee.

Also hiring in pre-existing centers:
Irving, Texas
Medford, Mass.
Sebring, Fla.
Tucson, Ariz.

When: New call center scheduled to open in May

: Agero, a Massachusetts-based company providing roadside assistance programs for automakers like BMW and Toyota, plans to hire hundreds of new employees this year as it fills open positions in offices across the country. The bulk of these hires will be at a new call center opening this May. The location for the new call center hasn’t been decided yet, but will be in either Florence, SC or Clarksville TN. Majority of jobs will be “response associates” – representatives answering calls from drivers around the country, but all types of employees will be needed, including managers, supervisors, technical staff, and more. Ideal candidates for entry-level positions should have strong customer service skills, and a high school diploma or GED. Training available in some instances.

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