Hydro Tasmania’s Victorian-based retail business Momentum Energy is ahead of schedule in delivering more than 70 jobs to Tasmania, as part of the relocation of the bulk of its customer service operations to Hobart.
By the end of next month, more than 40 Tasmanians will have been employed in customer-facing roles in Cambridge previously carried out in Melbourne.
Premier Peter Gutwein and Energy Minister Guy Barnett today visited Cambridge – which already houses Momentum’s phone-based sales centre – to welcome new employees and meet existing staff.
Hydro Tasmania CEO Steve Davy said recruitment had been boosted by a hugely successful open day held at Cambridge in December, with more than 150 people attending, and more than 110 attending an open day today, with recruitment campaigns continuing into February.
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“When you add the more than 70 relocated jobs to the existing 20 call centre jobs we have here, that makes nearly 100 Tasmanian employees out of a total Momentum Energy workforce of 300,” Mr Davy said.
“Momentum Energy is proud of our Tasmanian heritage and ownership and it’s very exciting to be able to deliver career opportunities to the people of Tasmania.
“It’s particularly pleasing that we’ve been able to create jobs for some people affected by the retrenchments at the Vodafone call centre.
“Our new employees are finding that Momentum is a fantastic place to work: we offer flexibility, lots of support and a great work/life balance. And we know that our customers love finding out that they’re talking to someone in Hobart, not in another country.”
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Mr Davy said the new jobs highlighted the benefit to Tasmanians of Momentum Energy being a strong and successful mainland retail business.
Anyone interested in a position can view the job listings here.
Momentum Energy will continue to have a strong presence in Melbourne, to ensure it continues to thrive in that competitive market and remains close to its customers on the mainland.
The business is not allowed to retail electricity or gas in Tasmania, except on the Bass Strait islands.