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Erie County company willing to hire 150 workers from Chase in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Chase will host job fair for displaced workers on June 26, 28

ALBION – An Erie County company has agreed to hire 150 displaced workers from the JP Morgan Chase mortgage servicing center in Albion. The company, AMS Servicing, will be part of a job fair at Chase on June 26 and June 28.

Chase notified its employees last week it will shut down the mortgage servicing business in Albion, and will lay off about 400 employees in September.

AMS Servicing and other businesses will be at the job fair at the Chase center. The companies will be hiring for entry-level to managerial positions in industries from mortgage servicing and technology to insurance and telecommunications.

“We work very hard to take care of our employees when we have to make tough decisions about our business,” Kevin Watters, CEO for Chase Mortgage Banking, said in a news release. “We sought out top companies with open positions that would benefit from hiring our talented and skilled workforce.”

In addition, Chase is holding on-site hiring events today and next Friday for employees to meet company managers from Rochester and other U.S. locations to discuss 330 open positions in customer assistance and support areas. Chase is also offering career services and training sessions, including resume writing, interviewing and online skill assessments.

“I appreciate Chase’s commitment to engaging on opportunities for its employees and keeping jobs in area,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence. “This is a good outcome for both the workers in Albion and the Western New York economy.”

AMS will be part of the June 26 hiring event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The company will be back on June 28 form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be joined by the following businesses looking for employees: Yahoo!, Altitude, Concentrix, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester, CRFS, Premiere Credit of North America, Sutherland Global Services and Wegmans.

“We have more work to do to help the people of Orleans County, but this is a huge step in the right direction,” Collins said. “I will continue to work with JP Morgan Chase and our partners in the private sector and at every level of government to help find jobs for each person affected.”