Archive for February, 2012

Sun Life recruits for finance jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Sun Life made the big announcement that it is recruiting for finance jobs in Atlanta.

The company hired Jay Hutchins and Marc Lower. Hutchins and Lower will report to Drew Niziak, Vice President, under the voluntary benefits solutions group led by Bob Klein, Vice President, Voluntary Benefits.

Hutchins comes to Sun Life Financial from Colonial Life where he was Vice President, Broker Marketing and Sales. Lower joins from ING where he was Head of Voluntary Sales and Strategy. Hutchins will be based in Atlanta, Georgia, and be responsible for East Coast voluntary benefits distribution, while Lower will be based in Gig Harbor, Washington, and handle West Coast distribution.

Both Hutchins and Lower will be responsible for building a team of voluntary specialists, all of whom will support Sun Life Financial’s existing group benefits representatives.

“We are very pleased to have top sales talent like Jay and Marc help lead our voluntary benefits team,” said Bob Klein. “Sun Life is committed to building a world-class value proposition in voluntary benefits and the appointment of these two talented RVPs is crucial to creating a strong experience for brokers and customers.”

Voluntary benefits are offered in the workplace, but are paid for entirely by the employee. According to LIMRA, voluntary benefits accounted for about a third of the total benefits market (both employer and employee-paid benefits) by in-force premium. Sun Life Financial last year announced a significant investment in its voluntary benefits business in order to become a leader in both group insurance and voluntary benefits in the United States.

Terminix is hiring for sales jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Terminix said this week it is hiring for sales jobs in Atlanta.

Terminix, a division of the ServiceMaster Company, is the nation’s largest pest control provider, will be holding a job fair to attract job seekers.

The job fair will be held at its Norcross, Ga. Contact Center (located off of Peachtree Pkwy, 30 minutes northeast of Atlanta city center). The billion-dollar company is looking to hire 25 additional full-time inside sales representatives. Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive benefits package, which includes healthcare as well as 401(k) options.

Company hires for IT jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Wipro said recently it is heavily recruiting for IT jobs in Atlanta, among other locations.

The Indian IT services and consulting group has a development center in Atlanta where 90 percent of its 800 employees are local hires.

“In the US, we are aggressively localising,” Azim Premji, the chairman and majority owner of the company, told the Financial Times, “We are evaluating two more centres in the US, hoping to set up scenarios similar to Atlanta. We will make a call on this in the next three months, absolute maximum.”

In its Q3 earnings report, Wipro said it has been chosen as a partner by a large financial institution for a Digital Transformation Program that spans across all its digital assets and channels. The objective of the initiative is to integrate the company‟s marketing and sales channels to improve customer experience. The program‟s focus on web, mobile and real time customer analytics will deliver deep insights on customer profiling, acquisition and retention. The success of the program will change the competitive positioning of the client and will help establish it as an online leader.
A company belonging to a US based private equity firm has selected Wipro as the sole partner for its Process Transformation initiative.

Wipro will be working on various cost optimization and efficiency improvement initiatives using LEAN and will help the customer with workforce management solutions. Wipro is setting up a near shore center for the customer in the US and will subsequently also deliver from centers in Japan and China.

Wipro won a multi-year total outsourcing engagement with a leading global provider of engineering services in the manufacturing sector. Wipro will help the client increase their services footprint by standardization and variabilization of their evolving business processes while transforming their Applications and Infrastructure landscape.

AstraZeneca, a leading global biopharmaceutical company has selected Wipro for a multiyear engagement to enhance its SIAM (Service Integration and Management) and EUC (End User Computing) infrastructure. The implementation will help AstraZeneca extract and manage the best from its IT ecosystem as well as enable a single model governance and control framework. It will facilitate a flexible and secure work space, for the company‟s end user infrastructure environment encompassing 69,000 employees, globally.