Orono call center looking to hire 400 temporary workers to help with superstorm relief

Posted Nov. 07, 2012, at 5:04 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 08, 2012, at 8:22 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — NexxLinx, an Atlanta-based marketing services outsourcing provider with a call center in Orono, is looking to temporarily hire 400 Mainers in the next week.

Under a Federal Emergency Management Agency contract, the Orono facility is looking for full-time employees to take phone calls from people in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions affected by superstorm Sandy, according to a company press release. Callers will be applying for federal disaster assistance and looking for referrals to relief programs.

Hires will start immediately, and will be paid $11.69 an hour, plus an additional $3.71 per hour for health and welfare. Supervisors will earn between $18 and $20 per hour, depending on experience level.

“These jobs are full-time and temporary,” said Jeff Buckman, chief operating officer of NexxLinx. “That means that we’ll support this effort for two to 12 weeks, or however long FEMA needs us.”

To learn more about the available positions, job seekers can search the Maine Job Bank, visit the Bangor CareerCenter or visit NexxLinx’s website, www.nexxlinx.com. The company can also be reached at 866-6000.

“Here’s an opportunity to help people that are truly in need,” said Craig Mento, NexxLinx’s chief executive officer. “We anticipate that the good people of Maine will help support this effort.”

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