N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. Continues to Grow Work-at-Home Program in Bowling Green
Laura Lechner, 571.323.7146
Communications and Public Policy Director Nick Fuhrman
BOWLING GREEN, KY (October 14, 2008) - N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW), the nation's leading provider of extended service plans and buyer protection programs for consumer products, hit the ground running in Bowling Green with their work-at-home customer service program. Back on May 29th, the company announced that they would be bringing a unique opportunity to the community with their work-at-home program. The program has been so successful that the VA-based company is launching a second group of company-paid training classes beginning on October 20th. This new training class is expected to bring an additional 160 jobs to Bowling Green over the course of a year bringing the total number of jobs to 320 by May 2009.
"Bowling Green has far exceeded our initial expectations back in May at the start of the program," said NEW's Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Ray Zukowski. "The caliber of the candidates and the tremendous support and enthusiasm we have received from the community has been the deciding factor in expanding the Bowling Green work-at-home training site."
"This is the third expansion announcement the Chamber has been a part of since the beginning of October," said Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Doug Gorman. "We're grateful to NEW for their enthusiasm and support of our community, which they're showing once again by choosing to expand their operations here."
Many new NEW employees in the area are reaping the benefits of the work-at-home program. "There are several things that I love about working for NEW," said NEW Customer Care Representative, Jonita Woodcock. "The people are great - everyone has a winning 'can do' attitude. I work from my home, which is something I have always wanted to do, and the money I save on gas really helps the budget. But, the number one thing I love about working for NEW is the extra time I have for my family. Saving on gas is just one of the perks of these customer care positions. NEW's work-at-home program offers paid time off, comprehensive company-paid training, set work schedules, competitive hourly wage, free DIRECTV and tremendous opportunities for professional growth.
"In May we were very proud to welcome NEW to our community," said Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker. "Their commitment to bringing jobs to South Central Kentucky was very exciting, and now our excitement continues because NEW has announced this expansion-all due to our outstanding workforce here!"
Warren County Judge Executive Michael Buchanon agreed with Mayor Walker. "It hasn't been five months since we announced that NEW would locate here, and they've already decided to expand their workforce. Their decision is a great testament to the quality of employees offered here in South Central Kentucky," he said.
Interested job candidates can learn more about the work-at-home customer care positions by visiting www.newhomebasedccr.com. Virtual job fairs are also available on the website. Eligible candidates must have a computer and basic PC skills.
About N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW)
NEW is the leading provider of extended service plans, buyer protection services and product support, providing coverage to more than 150 million consumers worldwide. Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Sterling, Va., NEW provides award-winning, post-sale consumer care for leading retailers, consumer service providers, wireless carriers and financial services firms. NEW has expanded its product offerings and now delivers a comprehensive customer care solution that begins on day one of the product purchase and extends through the end of the product lifecycle. For more information, please visit NEW at www.newcorp.com.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. As one of only 336 chambers nationwide to be accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.