“Civic Development Group is happy to open our call center in Meriden,” said company executives. “We look forward to becoming a partner in the community as well as offering jobs to a skilled work force. The City’s Economic Development Office was instrumental in bringing us to the city and helped us locate our new site. We also especially appreciate Rochelle Kingsley, Chamber of Commerce Workforce Specialist, and her team in locating prospective employees.”
“I understand that CDG locates in communities with labor availability, transportation, parking facilities, proximity to food services and proximity to students/college towns and/or seniors communities,” said Stephen T. Zerio, City Council Majority Leader. “I’m happy that the company will take advantage of our location, resources and SONET ring connectivity. I look forward to working with them,” Zerio continued.
CDG is currently expanding nationwide and expects to be operating and/or managing 60 or more call centers in 34 states by year end. CDG, or the civic division of CDG Management, primarily performs fundraising campaigns on behalf of police, fire, veteran and safety organizations and/or associations. The Millennium division, generally referred to as the MTS or commercial division, is engaged in telesales and/or telephone based services relating to products and/or services of MTS client companies.
CDG will be seeking to employ telephone sales representatives, call center management personnel and administrative support personnel. Telephone sales representatives will begin at $9 per hour after completion of the training period with the potential to earn salary increases several times per year.
Shifts can run 4-5 hours depending on the project the call center is working on. Open 7 days a week, people can work 2 shifts in one day once they have completed their training period. The maximum is a 40 hour work week. According to the CT Department of Labor’s January 2005 statistics, Meriden had about 1,800 unemployed in a labor force of about 29,000 and will have no problem finding the right people to fill their openings. Michael Barker, owner of the Pomeroy property, said, ”This company knew exactly what they wanted, how they wanted the build-outs, and when the work had to be completed. They scouted out the available labor force, bus routes, nearby restaurants and housing stock before they made their final commitment to locate here.”
Anyone interested in employment with CDG should call: 1-888-974-JOBS to schedule an interview.