September 27, 2011 in Business, City

Company adds call center workers

The 65 extra staff will arrange visits for ad sales
By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A company that produces ads on the back of grocery store receipts will add 65 workers to its Spokane call center later this year.

RTUI, based in Houston, already has 22 call center workers in Spokane at a new North Side location, at 4412 W. Wellesley Ave.

National operations director Dana Wenzel said the company will add extra workers to expand sales. The company produces register ads for about 7,000 food stores nationwide.

Call center workers arrange sales visits to potential advertisers who buy ads printed by RTUI on the receipts. Advertisers range from restaurants and fast-food eateries to auto repair shops and health and fitness retailers.

Wenzel said the yearly salaries for RTUI workers start at roughly $30,000; that figure includes sales bonuses. Full benefits are provided after three months; the new jobs are all full-time.

RTUI (originally Register Tapes Unlimited Inc.) has a number of satellite offices, but Spokane is its main call center. The company opened its first Spokane office 10 years ago.

The call center will take 11,000 square feet of space in the former Yoke’s food store at the intersection of Wellesley and Assembly, near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

“They’ve asked me a number of times to move the call center out of Spokane,” Wenzel said of company officials. “I’m not willing to do that. I’m a local guy, I graduated from Deer Park High School. I like this area a lot,” he said.

He added that Spokane has a reliable number of motivated workers.

Applicants should email resumes to the company at employ.scc@rtui.com.


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