Xerox is hiring 500 in Cherry Hill

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Xerox is hiring 500 customer-care specialists in Cherry Hill for temporary positions that may become permanent, the company announced Wednesday.

The hires – which will add to the 850 Xerox employees currently stationed in the township – will be made over the summer.

While the jobs are six-month project-based positions, they may become permanent, “most likely” in Cherry Hill, said Alexander Charles, a Xerox spokesman.

The company, which has headquarters in Norwalk, Conn., and has a Cherry Hill facility on Woodcrest Road, is hiring “due to a client’s changing business needs,” Charles said. He said he could not elaborate.

“We just need more folks, because our clients are asking us to do more work,” he said.

The positions will be in customer service at the Woodcrest Road site, Charles said.

Xerox has been in Cherry Hill since 2004, after the township designated the site – near Burnt Mill Road and the Woodcrest PATCO station – a redevelopment zone. The company previously had a location in Voorhees, starting in 1998.

While the new positions may be only temporary, job creation “is always a positive,” said Cherry Hill spokeswoman Bridget Palmer. “Even a six-month position for somebody who’s looking for a job is a great thing.”

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