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Work-from-home job a dream opportunity for Summerside truck driver attending job fair

Tammy Callahan of Summerside was one of a number of people who attended a job fair for Sitel Group at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook last week. DIANE CROCKER/THE WESTERN STAR

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Tammy Callahan of Summerside was one of a number of people who attended a job fair for Sitel Group at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook last week. DIANE CROCKER/THE WESTERN STAR CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

Tammy Callahan is hoping her latest turnaround to Baffin Island will be her last.

Before heading to Deer Lake airport on Nov. 6, the Irishtown-Summerside woman stopped by a job fair held by Sitel Group at Grenfell Campus.

The company is looking for 45 people to work from home, offering support to QuickBooks and TurboTax customers.

It’s part of a Prosperity Hub that Intuit Inc., makers of the two software brands, is launching in Corner Brook.

Callahan heard about the job fair on the radio.

“A full-time position about working at home, oh, my gosh, it sounded good,” she said. “Really, the dream of not having to go away to work.”A heavy-haul truck operator, Callahan normally does a two-week rotation on the job, but was headed in for three weeks of night shifts.She’s been working this job since April. Before that, she commuted to Schefferville and Voisey’s Bay.To go from driving a truck to dealing with technical support issues would be a bit of a switch, but Callahan welcomed the change.“I love driving, but just the idea of being at home and having a set schedule.”She has office administration training, and has confidence approaching the technical aspect of the job. She considers herself a people person, having worked in banking and property management fields in the past.She wasn’t familiar […]

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