U.S. CELLULAR TO FILL MORE THAN 30 JOBS IN WEST VIRGINIA
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 15, 2010) – U.S. Cellular is actively searching for talented associates in West Virginia. The wireless company is looking to fill more than 30 open positions throughout the region within the next three months.
"Creating and keeping quality jobs in West Virginia is the most important thing that we can do right now," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller. "I'm glad to see U.S. Cellular making this investment in long-term economic development by providing new opportunities for West Virginians."
U.S. Cellular is currently seeking customer-focused sales professionals to fill retail wireless consultant, sales manager and cashier/greeter positions in the Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont, Granville, Beckley, Fayetteville, Lewisburg, Princeton and Summersville retails stores. In addition, the company has positions available for service technicians based throughout the state and in the Mid-Atlantic region.
"The increase in demand for smartphones, like our Android-powered devices, has created a need for associates who are focused on customer satisfaction and familiar with the latest technology," said Dee Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic region. "There are more than 80,000 free applications available to use on the Android devices," adds Taylor. "We're searching for associates who can embrace this exciting new technology and help our customers select the best phones and features that fit their busy lifestyles."
U.S. Cellular's full-time positions offer an opportunity to advance professionally and benefits that include full tuition reimbursement and a generous health insurance package starting the first day on the job.
Upon being hired, associates receive extensive training and professional development as they grow within the organization. This ongoing instruction and focus on promoting from within builds leaders and helps associates deliver the best customer satisfaction in the industry.
"This is a fantastic opportunity, whether you are fresh out of school, recently laid off or looking for a career change," said Taylor. "We believe that associates who work directly with our customers are the voice of our company, and these jobs come with great pay, benefits and the potential to grow your career."
Retail Wireless Consultants take care of existing and new customers by listening and addressing their needs, introducing them to exceptional products and services, and delivering a level of customer engagement unlike any they've experienced. A high school diploma is required and at least a solid year in retail sales is preferred.
Using supervisory and coaching skills, Sales Managers motivate associates to excel by providing guidance, training and inspirational leadership. A high school diploma is required, but an Associate or Bachelor's degree is preferred. One year of retail sales and customer service experience is also required.
"Our company culture is based on shared values that make U.S. Cellular a positive, rewarding and fun place to work," said Taylor. "Imagine succeeding in a place where you love your work and can be yourself. On top of that, you get comprehensive training while working in an environment that encourages career growth."
To learn more about employment opportunities and apply for positions, log on to uscellular.com.jobs.
About U.S. Cellular
The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Bold, the touch-screen LG Tritan and HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Android-powered Samsung Acclaim and HTC Desire, which offer e-mail and Web access. Those features are delivered 10 times faster over U.S. Cellular's 3G Mobile Broadband network. U.S. Cellular believes in the power of the community and has made a commitment to invest more than $4.5 million in teachers and schools during 2009 and 2010. Based in Chicago, the company serves 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.