Many Chase employees find new jobs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 October 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – In June, JPMorgan Chase announced 413 employees at its Albion call center would be out of jobs in September.

That set off a scramble by political leaders and officials at the Department of Labor to help those workers find other job opportunities. Chase hosted five job fairs at its Albion site, connecting employees with 25 prospective employers, including companies like GEICO, Yahoo, Paychex and AMS Servicing.

Many of those employees have found new jobs, including 110 with positions at JP Morgan Chase’s Rochester location, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s office reported.

Claims Recovery Financial Services as hired 55 Chase workers, and CRFS CEO Jodi Gaines said CRFS welcomes more of the workers from Chase, who typically have a shorter transition time to the company due to their background in the banking industry. CRFS announced on Monday it is looking to fill 150 new positions as part of a move to the Chase building.

Schumer reported that GEICO offered positions to 10 former Albion employees and AMS Servicing in Buffalo has made offers to 35 former Chase workers with 28 accepting. AMS is still looking to fill up to 75 new positions over the coming months, his office reported.

“We’re not out of the woods yet, but I am proud of the progress we’ve made in finding new jobs for these workers and I’m optimistic that, with CRFS and CEO Jodi Gaines at our side, we can foster further job growth in Orleans County,” Schumer said in a statement.