HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Teleworks will hold four job screenings to look for employees for StarTek. The job screenings will be in Hazard, Prestonsburg and Manchester between July 9th and July 12th. The jobs that will be filled are in customer service.
Melissa Stidham has been working at StarTek since early May. She says she enjoys the daily interaction she has as a customer service representative.
"I mean it's not like I'm there for fun and games but we're supposed to make this job fun so we do it the best way we can," said Stidham.
The Director of Agency Expansion and Public Relations for Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Michael Cornett, says the jobs StarTek officials are looking to fill are ones that anyone with any experience can apply for.
"People sometimes have to look at the opportunities in a different way. They have to look at their skills and see if they can apply them in different sectors at different jobs for different employers. There are jobs available," Cornett said.
Kentucky Teleworks allows people to work from home or the Teleworks Hub in Hazard. Stidham says she used Kentucky Teleworks to find a job she thought she would be a better fit for. She says she wanted to work closer to home.
"It was just to the point where we were using more gas to drive back and forth to Sykes and with the hub we're only 15 to 20 minutes, 30 at the tops away from home to drive," said Stidham.
Now, Stidham says she has the job she wants.
The screenings in Hazard will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10, at the Kentucky Career Center Perry County JobSight. The screening in Prestonsburg will be Thursday, July 11, at the Kentucky Career Center. For Manchester, it will be Friday, July 12, at Clay County JobSight at Daniel Boone Community Action Agency.
All screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about Kentucky Teleworks and the upcoming job screenings, visit www.kentuckyteleworks.com or www.facebook.com/kentuckyteleworks .