MILESTONE had a big night at the 29th Annual Innovation Awards dinner held Tuesday, December 3. Prem Chand, MILESTONE’S CEO and founder, received the coveted Innovation Award for Executive of the Year from Innovate North State. MILESTONE’s spectacular growth in Chico was recognized, too, with the Innovation Award for Business Expansion of the Year. The […]
Congratulations to MILESTONE’s CEO and founder Prem Chand who is a finalist for Executive of the Year for the 29th annual Innovation Awards, hosted by Innovate North State. Prem is thrilled at being nominated, but is especially proud of MILESTONE’s nomination in the category of Business Expansion of the Year, noting that “MILESTONE’s new contact center in Chico demonstrates our commitment to the community and our belief that there is no shortage of talented people who will help our business grow.”
The Innovation Awards honor those who, through their outstanding achievements, have transformed their businesses and been instrumental in creating the future of the regional economy encompassing the area from Davis to the Oregon border, according to Innovate North State. The theme for this year’s ceremony will be a salute to game-changing innovation, which is an apt one for MILESTONE, a leading provider of IT solutions. You can listen to Prem speak of cloud technology and what services MILESTONE will provide as it evolves:
This has been a big year for MILESTONE and news of the nominations is a great way to cap it off. In addition, MILESTONE is sponsoring the Innovative Public Private Partnerships award at this year’s Innovation Awards.
The winners will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Innovation Awards dinner held at CSU Chico’s Bell Memorial Union. In the meantime, here at MILESTONE, we are very thankful for the many opportunities and accomplishments that we have enjoyed throughout the year. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
What separates MILESTONE from other companies in the IT world? People.“People are our service,” said Prem Chand, CEO & founder of Milestone Technologies. Silicon Valley author and journalist Mike Malone sat down with Prem to discuss MILESTONE and what makes it stand out from its competitors in providing solutions the strategic IT needs of large global corporations. Malone, featured in Sunday’s edition of the San Jose Mercury News
Author Michael S. Malone gets to the truth of Silicon Valley, “has made the study of this place [Silicon Valley] his life’s work.” In the interview, Prem discusses the people, the services, the history, and the values of MILESTONE. You can listen to the entire interview below:
Speaking of the people who make the difference at MILESTONE our job fair on November 16 was a great success. We had close to 800 people attend and are well on our way to filling the open positions. A local news station ran a piece about it Tech company hires hundreds more for Chico site. If you would like to learn more about career opportunities at MILESTONE, see http://lnkd.in/bjiTGbd .
Check out MILESTONE’s Job Fair on Saturday, November 16, 2013,
9AM to 6PM, 282 Convairs Ave., Chico
Can you believe it? We have another hiring fair on Nov. 16 to fill up to 140 additional positions for the company’s new Customer Contact Center in Chico. Word of MILESTONE Technologies ability to offer outstanding IT solutions is getting around and demand for our professional services is increasing.
We’re looking to hire Contact Center Customer Support Tier 1 Agents and Contact Center Supervisors. Do you have excellent customer service skills? What about a positive attitude? Are you self-motivated? If you can answer yes to these questions and are familiar with the use of products such as Google OS, Google Play, Google Docs, and others, MILESTONE in Chico is looking for you.
At the job fair, our hiring managers will be on hand to conduct on-the-spot interviews, so bring your resume and cover letter. Register at http://www.milestonepowered.com/chicojobfair. The final day to register is Friday, November 15, 2013.
We don’t want to brag about what a great place MILESTONE is to work– so we’ll let someone else do it for us. Tanya, Document Engagement Manager, says that “MILESTONE has given me the opportunity to discover what I truly love doing. With the cooperation and support of my managers and colleagues, I have been able to grow in my career and as a person.”
On track to becoming Chico’s largest technology employer, MILESTONE Technologies Chico Contact Center is excited to share this opportunity with you– don’t miss out on this chance to reach your next career milestone.
The big day for the opening of the Chico Client Contact Center arrived bright and sunny. A big part of what makes the opening of the center so special is the extraordinary effort by staff to make it happen in a short period of time while meeting their high standards – reflecting their commitment to unmatched delivery of IT professional services. Listen as Milestone’s CEO and founder Prem Chand and his staff tell what it took to make the center happen: http://www.milestonepowered.com/newsroom.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by many of the civic and government leaders who represent Chico.
L-R, front row, Jay Preston, vice president of client operations, Milestone Technologies; Curtis Grima, Office of Sen. Jim Nielsen; Supervisor Larry Wahl, Butte County; Sen. Jim Nielsen (CA 4th District); Prem Chand, CEO and founder, Milestone Technologies; Supervisor Bill Connelly, Chair, Butte County; Chico Mayor Scott Gruendl; Katie Simmons, president and CEO, Chico Chamber of Commerce; Chico City Council Member Randall Stone,.
L-R, back row, Ben Juliano, Interim Dean, CSU Chico’s College of Engineering; Jason McCormick, Office of Rep. Doug LaMalfa; Annie Rafferty, Director of Contract Education Training and Development at Butte College; and Luis Moreno, Director, Butte County Operations Alliance for Workforce Development and Chico City Manager Brian Nakamura.
The first 101 employees who were hired for the center were among the excited members of the crowd who joined in celebrating the event.
The festivities wrapped up with a tour of the center led by Prem highlighting the work that was done to make the building suitable for a client contact center.
The opening of the Chico Client Contact Center, which brings 340 jobs to the area, makes Milestone the fourth largest employer in the area. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this whole thing possible. You all are amazing!
Photo Credit: Sundeep Singh
Today marks the official opening of the Client Contact Center in Chico. After an intense effort on the part of Milestone staff in coordination with county and state government and local universities to make this happen, people were in high spirits. “My thanks to all our community partners that helped Milestone find and recruit the initial 230 new team members,” said Prem Chand, Milestone’s founder and CEO. “We are excited about the great service Milestone employees will be providing to our clients,”
The event was celebrated with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by local government and civic leaders who shared the excitement. Others in attendance were Chico Mayor Scott Gruendl and city council members; Butte County Supervisors Bill Connelly and Larry Wahl; Chico City Manager Brian Nakamura; Ben Juliano, Interim Dean of CSU Chico’s College of Engineering; Annie Rafferty, Director of Contract Education Training and Development at Butte College; and Luis Moreno, Director Butte County Operations Alliance for Workforce Development.
What a great feeling to have the center up and running!
Success begets success as the old saying goes. We’re thrilled to add another 110 jobs to the 230 new positions that were recently filled for our newest Client Contact Center in Chico. Milestone’s founder and president Prem Chand is interviewed about the expansion in the Chico Enterprise Record: “We knew that it was going to grow in scale, but didn’t know the growth in scale would be this quick. . . We’re ahead of plans in infrastructure, building, and the hiring.” For more about what Prem has to say be sure to check out the interview in the Chico Enterprise Record.
According to the Chico City Manager’s office this latest increase in employees makes Milestone the 4th largest private employer in the city. The IT professional services offered by Milestone are in high demand. In an amazing turnabout, the hiring process began on September 28 when we hosted a hiring fair at CSU Chico (for more information see http://bit.ly/17ONaWJ). We had a great turnout for the event, with 1,000 people applying for the open positions. With the center and staffing completed for the initial phase in record time, we’re able to meet increased needs for staffing on behalf of the client.