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Morley Companies expanding, adding more jobs again

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SAGINAW TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -

(06/04/12) - They are hiring, and expanding.

A Mid-Michigan company is proving that the jobs outlook isn't bad everywhere.

Morley Companies of Saginaw Township is buying a newly vacated building, and the company is still looking for workers in Mid-Michigan.

It was back in March when we speculated that Morley Companies would purchase the AT&T building in Saginaw Township.

Monday, that speculation came to an end.

AT&T announced in March that it was moving 230 employees from a building in Saginaw Township to its downtown Saginaw facility. The big question was, what would happen to the Saginaw Township building?

ABC12 News has learned Morley Companies has purchased the building as part of its expansion. Their customer service based business has been booming, offering everything from group travel to research to performance improvement services for its Fortune 500 clients.

The company hired 300 people in 2011.

Jill Gushow, Morley's human services director, could not comment on the purchase of the AT&T building, but could talk about the number of job openings they have right now.

"Right now we have 140 positions open, we will be extending offers of about 50 this week," Gushow said.

She says most of the people being hired are from Mid-Michigan.

"I was pretty disgruntled with the automotive industry. I had 20 years in," remembered Jay Reinbold.

Reinbold lives in the Frankenmuth area, and when he lost his automotive job in 2009, he thought he was done with the industry. But Morley's work with car companies gave him another chance.

"Took me a couple months to realize that automotive is what I do, and then Morley had this opening in the warranty division, and it's a perfect fit and I've been here ever since," Reinbold said.

Many of the new hires are expected to work in the new building the company just purchased, which is not far from its headquarters. Gushow says Morley needs workers for a variety of positions.

"Even if they don't see a position on the website right now that interests them, keep checking back, because we are posting new positions all the time," Gushow says.

Morley Companies has 1,200 employees in Saginaw County, the fifth largest employer in the county.

Late Monday afternoon, Morley Companies confirmed the purchased of the AT&T building. It also announced it plans on hiring 150 more people, in addition to the jobs they are trying to fill right now.

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