SERCO, a company based in Virginia, provides management and technology services to the federal government. The company plans to hire 4,000 people in four states, including Arkansas, to process the surge in insurance applications.
"It's an exciting opportunity," says Recruiting and Staffing Manager Gregory Powell. "It's an historic piece of legislation and you're being involved on the ground floor of something that's really going to be big."
The government contractor is hosting a job fair this week at the Center for Nonprofits, searching for more than 800 people to work the second shift, which runs from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
"We're looking for administrative personnel, data entry operators and general clerk types of people," Powells says. "When people are signing up for the healthcare insurance, they have to fill out applications, there's documentation that they end up having to send in, and what these people will be doing is processing, scanning, making sure that the required documents are there."
Powell says anyone with a resume and a good attitude should stop by to apply for a spot on the team.
"Many of these positions are entry level," he says. "If you've got good communication skills, you're willing to learn, bring a copy of your resume and come on down."
The full-time positions pay upwards of $10-12 an hour, but Powell says it's also a chance to build something that's never been done before.
"What these people will be doing is meaningful," he says. "You'll be processing and helping people get insurance, affordable insurance. We'll be helping millions of people across the country."
In just the first few hours, Powell says 75 to 100 people were hired, but there's still plenty of time. The job fair runs through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.