ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process services, today announced that, as a subcontractor partner to Lockheed Martin, it is hiring temporary employees who are fluent in foreign languages to support operations for the 2010 Census.
The company seeks candidates fluent in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian to work as service quality assurance monitors and customer service representatives in its Sandy, Utah-based call center that will serve as an information resource/hotline for residents who have questions about how to complete the census form. Employees will also answer general questions about the 2010 Census.
Vangent plans to hire approximately 1,600 temporary employees at its Sandy, Utah facility. The vast majority of jobs will begin in February 2010, with many assignments ending in August 2010. Job seekers are encouraged to apply at www.Vangent.com.
Ideal candidates include full- or part-time job seekers, retirees, college students, unemployed persons and ambulatory-challenged persons. Vangent is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to hire a diverse workforce to support this effort.
To be eligible for employment, potential candidates for full- or part-time positions must:
-- Pass a security check that includes fingerprinting -- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent -- Be legally able to work in the United States (Two-year residency) -- Sign a sworn statement to protect Census data -- Pass a typing test for some positions -- Be at least 18 years of age
In addition to the Sandy, UT, site, Vangent is operating similar call centers in Lawrence, Kansas, and Phoenix, Arizona supporting the 2010 Census.
Vangent is part of the Lockheed Martin-led Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) program team responsible for the people, process, technology and infrastructure for the United States' 2010 Census.
About the U.S. Census
The 2010 Census is the 23rd Decennial Census, is required by the U.S. Constitution and is a top priority for the U.S. Government. Preparing for and conducting the Census represents this country's largest mobilization of the workforce in peacetime.
The Census has a significant impact on local communities. The data are used to apportion the U.S. House of Representatives. Data are also used to distribute $400 billion in federal funds annually to local, state and tribal governments for projects such as new roads, bridges, buildings, schools, electronic infrastructure and social services among the states.
About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina. For more information, visit www.vangent.com.