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Chicago Retail Jobs Created by Cricket

Posted on October 29, 2008

A popular wireless communications company will soon create many Chicago retail jobs.

Cricket Communications, Inc., a wireless service, has announced it’s plans to enter the Chicago area market in 2009. This move will add about 2,150 jobs to the local economy, including 350 jobs with Cricket and 1,800 jobs through its dealer partners. Positions are available in the areas of sales, administration and technology, according to an article by Market Watch.

“As we ramp up to launch our flat-rate, unlimited service in the Chicago area, we are excited to build a team with local talent and are actively recruiting in the community to fill several key positions,” John Noelker, regional vice president for Cricket Midwest, said in the article. “During a time of economic instability, launching Cricket’s affordable wireless services means economic growth for our community and reliable wireless service for people previously underserved.”

Cricket’s presence in Chicago also will bring new business to local companies, as the company is working with local construction firms to build a retail presence and high-quality, all-digital wireless network.

Cricket will hold six job fairs throughout the Chicago area to recruit a large, local team to support its entry into the Chicago market in 2009. Cricket’s new wireless service in Chicago will provide a boost to the local economy through job creation and capital investments in construction and network development.

Cricket’s job fairs will recruit local candidates for the following positions: retail sales managers, assistant retail sales managers, retail store representatives, customer operations managers, indirect account managers and indirect service specialists. Job fairs will take place:

  • November 4th – Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Chicago Marriott O’Hare
    8535 West Higgins Road
  • November 6th – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
    625 South Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street
  • November 20th – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Marriott Chicago Midway
    6520 South Cicero Avenue
  • December 9th – Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Wyndham Glenview Suites
    1400 Milwaukee Avenue (Niles)
  • December 11th – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place
    2233 South Martin L. King Drive
  • December 17th – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    The Fairmont Chicago
    200 North Columbus Drive