Aegis says it will hire 650 persons here

Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing and technology services company, said Thursday that it will be creating more than 5,000 jobs over the next four months and that 650 of them will be in San José.

The jobs here are called customer service representatives and technical support analysts, said the firm.

Hiring will take place over the next four months in support of health care clients, the firm said. Responsibilities of these positions will include presenting the options available to consumers so that they can make informed decisions regarding their health care, it added. Bilingual English and Spanish speakers as well as individuals fluent in Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean are encouraged to apply, the company said, adding that these are temporary as well as permanent positions. Applications are being accepted via the company’s Web or directly at tcompany offices.

The company has its American headquarters in Irving, Texas. The firm operates as Aegis Communications Group, Inc., here with offices in the  Aegis Free Zone Tower, Rohrmoser.

The company said it plans to hire 5,000 persons over the next four months. Hiring also will be at seven location sin the United States.

“When we joined the Jobs4america Coalition two years ago, we pledged to hire more than 4,000 workers in the U.S. over the next two years, and we are proud to report that we have accomplished that goal and more,” said Sandip Sen, Global CEO of Aegis. “In addition to creating these jobs, we are creating opportunities at many levels in our organization.”

Aegis is part of the $39 billion Essar Group.

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