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Ralph B. Davis

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PIKEVILLE — An event to screen applicants for work-at-home jobs with several well-known national companies will take place in Pikeville in two weeks.

Kentucky Teleworks will host a “Telework Job Screening” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 20, at the Kentucky Career Center, located at 138 College Street, in Pikeville. Kentucky Teleworks is screening applicants for companies such as DIRECTV, Amazon.com, T-Mobile and JPMorgan Chase. The agency currently has agreements with six companies looking to fill 3,000 jobs.

Kentucky Teleworks Manager Joshua Ball says work-at-home jobs are increasingly becoming an option for families that have felt the pain of layoffs over the past year.

“Working from home has become a reality for hundreds across Eastern Kentucky, and telework companies are seeking motivated and talented workers to fill jobs in a variety of fields,” Ball said. “We feel Eastern Kentucky’s workforce is second to none, and many possess the necessary skills to work from their homes rather than an office building.”

The event will screen applicants for customer service, information technology support and sales jobs that pay $9 an hour, as well as at-home interviewing jobs that begin at $8 an hour. Kentucky Teleworks has also entered into an agreement with a national cable, broadband and phone sales provider to fill 100 telesales positions. These jobs pay upwards of $9.55 per hour with full benefits, including commission and bonuses.

Ball said some positions will be filled on the spot, but said those who are not hired during the event should not be discouraged.

“Our job screenings really never end,” Ball said. “Once you’re entered in the Kentucky Teleworks system through our website, we’ll keep looking for the best jobs for you and let you know when the right fit comes along.

“If you’re willing to work, we’re willing to get you to work.”

Applicants interested in being screened on-site for jobs should bring a current resume, valid identification card, and Social Security card. They must also have a distraction-free space for a home office with high-speed Internet access.

For more information about Kentucky Teleworks, visit www.kentuckyteleworks.com, contact Ball at (606) 435-8498 or email jball@kyteleworks.com. You may also call (606) 433-7721 for more information on the March 20 job screening event in Pikeville. Find Kentucky Teleworks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentuckyteleworks and EKCEP at www.facebook.com/ekcep.

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