CastleBranch to hold recruiting event Wednesday evening

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N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker has a little fun on a swirling novelty chair inside tekMountain. File photo.
N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker has a little fun on a swirling novelty chair inside tekMountain, CastleBranch’s business incubator space. Port City Daily file photo.

CastleBranch Corporation, a leader in student and employment screening services, will host a recruiting event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the company’s state-of-the-art headquarters, 1844 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington.

The open group interview event is specifically to fill positions in the operations department, which functions similarly to a call center environment, according to company spokeswoman Elizabeth Bloch. The operations team is responsible for the review of records, order processing, customer service calls and general problem solving for clients.

“The timing of the event is intended to make applying more feasible for currently employed professionals, as well as anyone with daytime obligations,” Bloch said.  “In addition, the company hopes that many recent graduates from area colleges and universities will attend to apply for their first jobs in the professional world post-graduation.”

CastleBranch held its first evening recruiting event earlier this month, and decided to hold another evening event “due to popular demand by applicants in the area,” Bloch said.

The new CastleBranch headquarters feature a gym that rivals NFL training facilities with free classes for employees, a nearly 1-acre company garden, a gourmet food truck and almost 100,000 feet of modern design, Bloch said.

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CastleBranch’s focus on work-life balance has made it one of the most sought-after employers in the area, Bloch said. In addition to the gym, food truck, garden and modern work-environment, CastleBranch offers weekly paddleboarding and surfing, ping-pong tables, skee-ball, a casual dress code defined as “wear clothes” and regular employee events. CastleBranch also established tekMountain, an incubator space for local startups.

CastleBranch won an incentive package in 2013 from the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County worth up to $500,000, the purpose being to convince CastleBranch to stay and grow in Wilmington (versus a site the company was eyeing in California). It must follow through on its job creation benchmarks–420 new hires by 2017–to receive the public aid in full. It also qualified for $1.23 million in state incentives.

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The company, founded in 1997 in Chapel Hill before moving to Wilmington in 2002, conducts background screenings, drug testing, credentialing and related services. CastleBranch works with more than half of the nation’s colleges and universities, a wide range of employers, healthcare institutions, law firms, various nonprofits and others, Bloch said.

Applicants are welcome to register by submitting resumes to careerexpo@castlebranch.com. Walk-ins are also welcome. Additional information is available at CastleBranch.com.

Editor’s note: This is a corrected version of a story that was published earlier today.