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Web.com holds New Glasgow job fair in latest hiring drive

Faye Acorn of Web.com was ready to assist people taking part in the company’s job fair Thursday.
Faye Acorn of Web.com was ready to assist people taking part in the company’s job fair Thursday. - Sueann Musick

NEW GLASGOW

A stormy March day didn’t keep people from coming to a job fair at Web.com Thursday.

Within an hour of the five-hour job fair starting, about a dozen people had signed their names to a list, in hopes of being of the eight new employees the company plans to hire.

“We have been here for two years in September,” said Karen Churchill, vice president, customer service for Web.com. “We just finished a new hire class last week with some new business opportunities we had and some acquisitions the company made and we have more positions.”

The current positions available are for outbound calls which involves employees calling clients or customers who have made appointments with the company.

Web.com Group, Inc. provides a range of internet services to small businesses, including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products and eCommerce solutions.

Web.com expects to hire 60 more employees by the end of the year, with a total of 330 jobs in the New Glasgow office by 2019.

Currently, Web.com in New Glasgow employs 127 people and there could be more hiring in the future, but it depends on many factors including the company’s call volume and the number of customers it has to service.

“We have a good pool of people here in Pictou County and I think this is evidence here that people are out looking for a job,” said Joelinda Evangelista, a human resources generalist with Web.com in New Glasgow.

Churchill said the company has been able to retain many of the employees hired at its startup.

“We have been very fortunate we have great staff today,” she said.

Currently, Web.com in New Glasgow operates between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, but Churchill said that could change depending on the needs of the customers. There are Web.com companies in other areas that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If the weather did keep some people away Thursday, Evangelista said people can still log on to the company’s website and select the career option or drop a resumé off at its New Glasgow location in the Aberdeen Business Centre.

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