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Intelenet Expanding in Fort; Hiring 500 More Workers

January 23, 2018
Intelenet Global Services, a business outsourcing and solutions company, is in the process of hiring 500 more workers at its Fort Wayne call center, bringing the company’s local workforce to at least 750.

Annual wages for entry-level customer service associates average about $23,500 a year, company officials said, and annual average wages for managers are about $30,000.

The large worker recruitment effort coincides with increased customer demand and a doubling of Intelenet’s local facility at 5001 U.S. Highway 30 – from about 19,000 square feet to about 38,000 square feet.

“Our decision to significantly expand the Fort Wayne delivery center reinforces our continuous commitment to contribute to the economic growth of the city and the state of Indiana,” said Vijay Reddy, chief operating officer for Intelenet. “This facility has played a key role in our operations since it was opened in 2014, and we are now in the process of expanding its infrastructure to meet increasing customer demand.

People interested in Intelenet jobs can visit intelenetjobs.com, a WorkOne Northeast career center, or call Intelenet’s recruiting line at 469-729-6660.

TI Automotive Growing in Ashley; Seeks 60 More Workers

November 27, 2017
TI Automotive in Ashley is seeking 57 production workers, two material movers and a maintenance technician in response to business growth, new products and technology.

The production positions will be eight-hour first-, second- and third-shift jobs with paid lunch breaks and 25-cent shift premiums for the second and third shifts. Forklift experience is preferred for material movers, but not required. Those positions will be 8½-hour first- and second-shift jobs with an unpaid lunch break and a 25-cent shift premium for the second shift.

Starting pay for the production/material mover positions is $12.75 an hour, with an opportunity to earn $13.88 an hour after one year. Ideal candidates will have some manufacturing experience, but it is not required. A high school degree or the equivalent is not required.

All positions offer medical, dental, prescription, vision and vacation benefits, plus a 401k. Interested parties can fill out an application at TI Automotive, 507 H.L. Thompson Jr. Drive, Ashley, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Noble EDC, Partnership Surveying Rural Residents

November 2, 2017

The Noble County Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership are inviting rural community members to complete a survey about what it's like living and working in northeast Indiana's rural communities. 

Many transformative initiatives have been put into place to fulfill the goal of the Road to One Million and grow our regional population to one million residents by 2030. The Rural Talent Survey is the beginning of another initiative with the same goal, but it is specifically focused on the rural parts of our region. Once the survey results are tabulated, the information will be used to develop a strategic marketing plan for talent attraction unique to rural areas.

The deadline to complete the survey is December 15.  You can access the survey here.


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