Red Ventures to hire 400 to keep up with growth | Business
INDIAN LAND, SC (WBTV) - Red Ventures says they are growing fast, really fast, despite the sluggish economy, and they need people – a lot of them to keep up with the pace.
Kristen Peirce was working in a restaurant this time last year. It was that July she was dropping off a catering order at Red Ventures in Indian Land
"I walked around and thought I might want to do something like this," said Peirce.
In August, she was hired. She wasn't the only hire, the same month Red Ventures held a job fair to add many more to their sales force.
Last year Red Ventures needed to hire 500 people, they added just a little more than 480. This year they needed to add 400 more but it's not because of employee turnover they need people to fill empty desks.
"Since 2011 we've added 9 brand partners which are the companies we partner with and they are some of the largest companies across the nation," said Kylie Craig, Spokes person for Red Ventures.
Red Ventures is a technology company that builds high-growth businesses. Through a combination of strategic marketing and sales, Red Ventures optimizes the entire customer lifecycle for some of the nation's largest brands — from initial interest in the marketplace to the end transaction.
Oftentimes, companies realize their sales and direct marketing efforts are worth much more in our hands, so they hand over the entire operation to us. Unlike the agencies and vendors they work with — we serve as a strategic partner — and we're only paid for the value we create.
Last month alone the company added an Insurance company from Wilmington, and the number of employees jumped to 100 people.
The goal is to hire 400 inside sales folks in two months time.
Though it may sound odd some that hiring so many in such a short time, but to red ventures really needs them
"To support all of these new businesses we need talented people to join our team," said Craig.
For Peirce she says it's much better than the restaurant delivery business.
"Yeah it's rewarding and you can grow as much as you want to grow," said Peirce.
The 400 jobs span across all four Red Ventures locations to include Florida, Texas and North Carolina -- 200 of the positions will be filled at the Indian Land Head Quarters.
For more information on how to apply at Red Ventures go to http://www.redventures.com/careers.html
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