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Byline: Dave Flessner
Aug. 25--Convergys Inc., Chattanooga's biggest call center, is putting out an urgent call of its own -- via telephone, newspaper and even billboards.
Like most growing businesses, Convergys is struggling to hire enough workers to meet its demand.
"This is the most challenging market I've ever seen for anyone trying to hire workers," said Sandra McFarland, vice president of operations for Olsten Staffing Services, which recruits workers for dozens of area businesses. "We're constantly trying to come up with new ways to recruit more workers with referral bonuses, completion bonuses or most anything else we can come up with." …