Birch Communications hiring 50 staffers to address company growth

Birch Communications, a competitive provider focused on the business market, is looking to hire 50 new employees in Q4 2013 to accommodate growth in its retail and wholesale divisions.

The service provider said that the majority of the new staff will be added in its existing Macon, Ga., and Emporia, Kan., operations centers. Part of this hiring drive includes more staff for its sales offices in Kentucky and Georgia.

"In 2013, we were successful in expanding our overall business, product set, sales channels, IP network and wireless initiatives," said Vincent Oddo, president and CEO of Birch, in a release. "As a result of that growth we are adding staff across our entire platform."

This hiring drive comes at a time when the competitive carrier continues to grow organically and through various acquisitions, including its most recent purchase of Ernest Communications.

On the organic side, the service provider has been ramping up its wholesale and retail channels.

In July, the service provider tapped Greg Hogan, who came to Birch as the result of its acquisition of Ernest Communications, as its director of business development.

The service provider also began its first foray into the larger enterprise segment with the launch of its enterprise solutions channel. Like the wholesale operations, the enterprise channel will also be headed up by Paul Masters, who previously served as the president of Ernest Communications.

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