PODS expands with more than 250 new job opportunities

PODS expands with more than 250 new job opportunities

Leader in national moving and storage solutions to fill positions through May, 2010.

(CLEARWATER, FL.) – PODS, a national leader in the moving and storage industry, announced plans to hire 255 customer and call center representatives at its corporate headquarters in Florida and in cities across the U.S. and Canada.

The company is bucking a difficult economic environment and experiencing steady corporate growth with its compelling and flexible moving and storage solution and plans to hire 30 to 45 new employees each month between now and May 2010. 

“PODS actually grew in an industry that has been down the last couple years and we’re thrilled to be in the position to add staff,” said Lisa Goettel, senior vice president of PODS’ Human Resources division.  “We strive to offer outstanding benefits, training and growth programs to attract the best possible candidates.”

“We attribute our customer appeal to the unique flexibility we offer business and residential customers. We deliver a PODS® container, the customer packs at their leisure and either keeps the container on-site, stores it at a PODS secure Storage Center, or we’ll move it pretty much anywhere across the country, even to Canada.” said Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of PODS. “We attribute our growth to our incredibly high customer satisfaction. People love working here and helping customers through what can be a very stressful time in people’s lives.”

PODS growth is counter to most employment news, as a monthly report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cited November’s national unemployment rate at 10.0 percent. The Bureau also reported Florida’s unemployment rate for October to be even higher at 11.2 percent.* (Source: www.bls.gov)

Interested job applicants can learn more about job opportunities by visiting the official website at www.pods.com/careeropportunities.asp/.

*Regional and State Employment and Unemployment data was not available for the month of November at time of release.

About PODS, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides service to a population of more than 239 million consumers, and moving and storage services in 48 U.S. states, Canada and Australia. To date, the company has completed more than 200,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has nearly 140,000 PODS containers in service.

PODS secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8-by-7-by-7 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

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