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T-Mobile plans hiring event for Springfield operation

Apr 09, 2013

T-Mobile USA Inc. has planned a hiring event to add to the ranks of its northwest Springfield operation.The call center, which last year was spared in a round of closures by T-Mobile, has marked a need for 90 additional workers, likely to be hired in the second quarter, according to a news ...

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AT&T; hiring for downtown call center

Apr 08, 2013

AT&T Inc. has committed to hiring 27 for its downtown Springfield call center.Adding to 30 recently filled positions at the 600 E. St. Louis St. center, the company is looking to hire service representatives specializing in AT&T's U-Verse service, according to a news release.In the ...

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Springfield Airport Growth Trumps National and Regional Trends in 2012

Feb 26, 2013

Total passenger numbers for the Springfield-Branson National Airport were up 2.8% in 2012, surpassing both national and regional trends.  While many airlines have cut costs as a result of lingering effects of the recession and high jet fuel prices, Springfield’s commercial service ...

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Stainless Steel Tank Manufacturer Chooses Springfield Industrial Park for Expansion

Feb 19, 2013

Tank Components Industries (TCI), manufacturer of components for stainless steel tanks and vessels, recently announced that they have chosen to expand their operation to a 75,000 sq. ft. shell building in Partnership Industrial Center West – Springfield, Missouri’s second ...

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Call centers look to hire 200 by year-end

Oct 16, 2012

Two Springfield communications firms have planned hiring events this week as part of plans to fill a combined total of more than 200 jobs by the end of the year.Sunrise Media Partners is hosting a recruitment event Oct. 20, with a stated short-term goal to hire 120 workers for its Springfield call ...

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Springfield T-Mobile call center hiring 75

Jul 13, 2012

T-Mobile USA on July 16 will hold a hiring event with a goal to hire 75 additional full-time customer service representatives for its Springfield call center. The event is scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, 2645 N. Airport Plaza.The hirings are expected to occur during the next two months, ...

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Building supply company expands 30,000 sq.ft., adding $3 million in capital investment

May 23, 2012

Arrowhead Building Supply, Inc., a distributor and wholesaler of exterior building supplies and materials, has announced today the expansion of a new 30,000 sq.ft. facility.In addition to the new facility, the Springfield community will benefit from the company’s anticipated $3 million in ...

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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment Rate Drops Below 7%

Jan 05, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released November 2011 unemployment rate estimates, confirming the economic success the Springfield, Missouri metro area has seen in the last year.  Springfield metro area’s November unemployment rate dropped to 6.7%, down from 7.3% in October, and 8.5% ...

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Springfield, Missouri ranked third among American cities for job growth

Dec 22, 2011

Researchers at 24/7 Wall St. recently named the top five American cities that have gained the most jobs from November 2010 – October 2011 using data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Springfield ranked 3rd with a job growth rate of nearly 5 percent, representing more than ...

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Greene County (Springfield), Missouri, named in top five nationwide for economic strength

Dec 09, 2011

The core of the Springfield, Missouri region, Greene County, has been named fifth in the Top 10 Mid-Sized Counties in the nation in a newly created “Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index”. Fourth Economy Consulting launched the new index highlighting communities ideally positioned to ...

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