NORC at the University of Chicago said Tuesday it plans to hire an additional 150 part-time workers at its Wichita call center.
The research organization said the new positions are for interviewers under its Telephone Surveys and Support Operations. Starting pay is $10 an hour for English speakers, and $10.50 an hour for people who are fluent in both English and Spanish. It offers paid training and prior experience isn’t required.
“We have been in Wichita since the summer of 2016, and now it is time to expand our team,” said Jenny Kelly, NORC vice president. “We are proud that we’ve had 34 internal promotions since we opened.”
The center, at 2021 N. Amidon, Suite 1300, currently employs 400 people.
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It conducts a diverse array of research studies for clients including the Associated Press as part of The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The research includes topical issues such as partisanship and the media, Americans’ views on power and influence in Washington, and long-term care for the elderly.
The organization said its Wichita staff are currently working on the National Immunization Survey, which produces high-quality estimates on the rate of immunization among young children in the U.S.
NORC — founded and incorporated in 1941 as the National Opinion Research Center — identifies itself as a non-partisan and objective research organization that is an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago.
To apply, go to workthatmatters.norc.org.