CodeBlue will be hosting a virtual job fair next week. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Springfield-based CodeBlue looking to add 30 employees, hosting virtual job fair

Springfield-based CodeBlue is looking to hire about 30 people and will be hosting a virtual job fair next week.

The water mitigation firm that manages claims nationwide will be hosting its virtual job fair between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1.

Those interested in participating are asked to upload their resumes on the company’s website www.codeblue360.com by Thursday, June 25.

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Once that process is completed, the company will review resumes and schedule phone screenings. A date and time will be set up for virtual interviews to take place during the job fair next week, according to information provided by Paul Gross, the company’s founder.

The company is looking to hire claim representatives and the starting pay is $13 an hour. New hires are also eligible to receive a $4,000 bonus that will be paid throughout their first year working there, Gross added.

Gross said that the company is looking to hire more employees due to receiving new business that will increase the need for reps. He said this is the first time the company has done a virtual job fair and are doing it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Normally, these types of hiring events would bring a number of people to the company’s office in Springfield. However, to ensure social distancing, Gross said they decided to take a virtual approach to limit the number of people at the office at one time and ensure social distancing.

The coronavirus pandemic has fostered several changes for the company. Though it did not have to lay off any employee nor has there been a reduction in pay for employees, business did slow down for a period as there were fewer claims, Gross said.

However, business has began to pick up as the state begins reopening portions of its economy.

The pandemic also caused the company to have a majority of its employees work remotely, while maintaining a small presence at its downtown Springfield location. However, more people have returned back to the office, though they are still required to social distance.

Gross said that around half of his staff is continuing to work remotely. He said they have been gradually phasing employees back, but expect to continue to have some work remotely in the future.

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