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May 12, 2014

Corbin Center to host job fair this week

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Reporter

A Texas company is looking for workers in the Tri-County region, and one of those jobs might have your name on it.

They’re looking for customer service agents, which is why the MMC Group has teamed up with the Corbin Center (also known as the Corbin Center for Technology and Community Activities) to hold a job fair this week.

It’ll be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at the Corbin Center. The center’s located on Corbin Center Drive, off the Cumberland Falls Highway and below the Corbin Arena.

Job interviews will be held on site at the center both days. If you plan to apply in person at the job fair, MMC asks that you please bring a copy of your resume, driver’s license, Social Security Card and birth certificate.

Officials with MMC said Friday the jobs would be located at their facility on U.S. 25 in London, near the Laurel Cookie factory.

Corbin Center Director Susie Hart stated this week’s job fair is a collaboration between the center and MMC, after some of the company’s management stopped by during a similar job fair a short while ago.

“Yes, MMC Group is hiring, and we’re excited to have the job fair here. They had one in London a few months back, and they came here to advertise it. I talked to them and told them if they were ever to have one in the Corbin area, we’d like to have it the job fair here,” she said in a phone interview Friday.

Tonia Hunter, Senior Recruiter with MMC Group added Friday they’re ready to hit the ground running this week.

“We do have the call center in London, and we’re looking for customer service reps in London. They’ll be able to learn how to use customer service, and how to perform in a call center environment. And because this is a contract-for-hire position, they will have benefits after 90 days,” she said during a phone interview from the company headquarters in Irving, Texas.

Because of security purposes, neither Hunter nor Tabitha Turner of MMC could name the name the client their company is working with. But Turner said in a phone interview Friday their client has been with them for over a decade.

“We’ve been supporting the London, Kentucky group for about two-and-a-half years, and we’ve been with this client for 14 years. We bring a long-standing client with a long-term contract. So we bring job stability with benefits after 90 days, as Tonia said. And it’s an office-based environment, so they get professional experience, as opposed to fast food or retail experience,” she pointed out.

MMC provides professional and technical services, which includes technical and non-technical staffing, business process outsourcing, and consulting. A woman-owned company, MMC is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Irving, Texas.

According to an MMC news release, classes will be starting every month for the customer service agents jobs in London. They’re looking for call center agents who can speak English, as well as bilingual — being able to speak both English and Spanish.

The training schedule would be from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the first two weeks, with various schedules available.

During training, the pay rate would be $9 an hour. After training, the employee would be moved to an ABC (Activity Based Compensation) at the current rate of $12 to $12.50 an hour.

If you can’t attend this week’s job fair at the Corbin Center, you can still apply either by e-mail or by phone. You can contact Tonia Hunter at (972) 215-5067, or by emailing her at thunder@mmcgrp.com.

Hart said holding the job fair will be a win-win situation for both MMC and the Corbin Center.

“They’re also going to do some printing with us, too, and that’s not only something we at the Corbin Center can offer them, it’s also a school-based enterprise where the students will be doing some work to gain experience for their future careers. So yes, MMC Group is hiring. It’ll be good for our community and it’ll be an exciting time,” she announced.

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