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Total Quality Logistics hiring event to fill 100 jobs

A fast-growing Southwest Ohio company will hold a hiring open house in March as part of its aggressive expansion plans.

Total Quality Logistics said its goal is to hire 100 of the nation’s top salespeople. Job seekers will have a chance to apply at open houses to be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at each of 17 satellite offices nationwide. The open house runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Eastgate headquarter offices in Union Twp., in Clermont County.

Total Quality, a truckload freight brokerage firm founded in 1997 by University of Dayton graduate Ken Oaks, has satellite offices in Centerville, West Chester Twp., Western Hills, and Erlanger, Ky.

“The job growth is coming from the fact this is just a very rapidly growing market,” said spokeswoman Kristine Glenn. “A lot of people are choosing to outsource their transportation needs.”

Total Quality is a freight broker that works with trucking companies and shippers to negotiate and manage truckload space, rates and destinations.

Sales are more than $1.3 billion a year, making Total Quality the second largest U.S. freight brokerage, the company says. Total company employment now exceeds 2,100 people, Glenn said.

Total Quality has opened 18 offices nationwide. About half the jobs on payroll — more than 1,200 — were created between 2009 and now. The company said it plans to create 300 to 400 additional jobs in 2013, mostly entry-level sales positions.

So far plans have been announced to open a new office this year in Orlando, Fla.

‘We have others planned,” Glenn said.

Most open local positions are for logistics account executives, an entry level position with an average starting salary of $35,000 plus commission. Job responsibilities include finding customers who need freight to be delivered, building relationships with carriers, identifying the right trucks for a particular truckload, negotiating rates, and ensuring on-time delivery, Total Quality said.

During the March 9 open house, visitors can go to any one of the area office locations to tour, meet recruiters and learn more about open positions. Locations include West Chester Twp., 8630 Jacquemin Drive; Centerville, 6525 Centerville Business Parkway; and the Eastgate headquarters, 4289 Ivy Pointe Blvd., Union Twp.

For more information and to apply ahead of the event, go online to Potential applicants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and research more about the company and transportation logistics industry, Glenn said.

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