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STARTEK partners with HGTC to host job fair

Conway, S.C. – April 22, 2014 – Representatives from STARTEK Inc. and Horry Georgetown Technical College will host an upcoming job fair on Wednesday, April 30th from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. on the college’s Conway campus.  The job fair will be held in the D. Kent Sharples Student and Community Life Complex (Building 1100) just off of Victory Lane. Interested applicants should visit the Career Resource Center for directions on how and where to apply.

“STARTEK is currently hiring Customer Service Representatives, who we call Brand Warriors. In this role, our employees provide inbound customer service to our clients’ customers via phone for everything from billing questions, account activations, upgrades, and troubleshooting service,” said Kim Kinkade, Human Resource Manager for STARTEK Myrtle Beach.

The job fair will be open to the public, but those interested in applying must meet the following requirements:

Full-time, open availability between 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. hours of operation, 7 days/week, 365 days/year
High school diploma or GED
Must have at least 6 months of recent customer service experience in the following industries (call center, retail, hospitality or service industry)
Computer experience
Prior sales experience a PLUS

“We offer a competitive base pay in addition to an hourly attendance incentive”, continued Kinkade.  “ All of our employees are eligible for free television programming valued at $2200/year. We also offer full benefits just 60 days from the hire date. Our goal is to hire Brand Warriors who are passionate about their job, eager to provide a seamless customer experience and looking for a career not just another job.  Working at STARTEK has many advantages outside of pay and benefits, we like to have fun and promote a culture of creativity and enthusiasm in everything we do.”

“STARTEK is extremely grateful to Horry Georgetown Technical College for allowing us to use their facility for this job fair. The community of Myrtle Beach has welcomed us with open arms and we are a happy to be a part of the future of this beautiful community,” added Kinkade.

“Horry-Georgetown Technical College is the jobs school.  There are a lot of jobs involved in this project and we are proud to partner with STARTEK to support their hiring efforts,” Horry-Georgetown Technical Collage, President Neyle Wilson.

STARTEK’s employee development program includes paid training, coaching mentoring and leadership experiences.

“I love the atmosphere, everyone is so nice, and STARTEK really makes our work environment comfortable and fun. We are offered full time, year long work with benefits and paid training, ” said Kristin Gouker, who was recently hired at STARTEK’s new Myrtle Beach call center.

“STARTEK has really made a great impact to Myrtle Beach, by making more jobs available. This is a brand new location, so there is a lot of room for growth and really moving up the ladder. Our training and support staff ensure that we are in the best position to do our jobs to the best of our ability. They truly make it a positive and fun environment to work,” added Gouker.

For more information on the upcoming job fair and positions available at STARTEK Myrtle Beach, please call the HGTC Career Resource Center at 843-349-7899.  Applicants can also go online and fill out an application at


About STARTEK Inc.

STARTEK is a comprehensive contact center and business process outsourcing service company with approximately 12,000 employees, we call Brand Warriors who for over 25 years have been committed to making a positive impact on our clients’ business results.  Our mission is to enable and empower our Brand Warriors to promote our clients’ brands every day and bring value to our stakeholders. We accomplish this by aligning with our clients’ business objectives resulting in a trusted partnership. For more information visit


About Horry-Georgetown Technical Collage

Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC), one of the most reasonably priced public colleges in S.C., offers associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 90 areas of study to prepare people for jobs in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Students may enroll online or on campus at any one of three locations: Conway, Myrtle Beach or Georgetown. Financial aid is readily available, and more than 80 percent of students receive grants, loans or assistance from the S.C. Education Lottery. More than 85 percent of HGTC students remain in the local area upon graduation.

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