CenturyLink holds job fair to fill 150 positions

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WEST MONROE, La, (KNOE) - New jobs are coming to Monroe and Centurylink was interviewing people hoping to fill those spots.
They held a job fair at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Monroe Monday.

Centurylink says they've gotten over 300 applicants since the event started at 7 a.m.
Tamika Thomas was one of them. She says she isn't looking for just a job.

"I'm expecting a career, for one. I'm expecting long term and basically like a sales rep. I like helping people. I'm a people's person. I love customer service."

Thomas just moved here from Texas.

"And I'm just looking to find a job. I love call center work."

Organizers say she has come to the right place.
Centurylink is opening a new outbound sales center and they need employees to staff it.

"Most of these are sales positions. These jobs will not only take care of the small business customers we already have all over the country but will also be trying to acquire new small business customers."

Recruiters say they prefer candidates to have sales experience and a college degree, but you don't necessarily need it.

"We will train these employees to be able to do the job that they need to do."

Sartor says some people were even offered an interview and a job on the spot.

"If people have some qualifications that we're looking for, many are getting are getting interviews today."

If you couldn't make it, you can apply on their website: https://careeropportunities.centurylink.com/