"...our strategic plan positions CBE to become so much more than it is today, which is very exciting. We are entering the marketplace with innovative solutions that solve specific business challenges for our current and future clients."
Cedar Falls, Iowa (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
CBE Companies (CBE), a newly formed business process outsourcing (BPO) company, announced that it is actively recruiting for over 120 new positions in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. The company also announced that it is closing its West Des Moines operations later this year. Both are part of a larger strategic plan positioning CBE for expansion in the Cedar Valley due to growth with the company’s current client base, as well a re-structured business model to include an array of BPO solutions.
Chairman and CEO Tom Penaluna said, “While the decision to close the West Des Moines operational site was very difficult, our strategic plan positions CBE to become so much more than it is today, which is very exciting. We are entering the marketplace with innovative solutions that solve specific business challenges for our current and future clients. Therefore, the talent we need continues to evolve. This presents tremendous opportunity for current and future CBE employees.”
This is not CBE’s first expansion in the Cedar Valley. CBE was formed in 1933 and has maintained its corporate headquarters in the area ever since. Just ten years ago, CBE employed 150 individuals in the Cedar Valley. Today, that number is nearly 600. Because the company has realized a rich talent pool in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls market, it is able to retain and add jobs as needed. Penaluna said, “CBE is in a growth expansion. Closing the West Des Moines office positions us better to reduce costs while utilizing surplus space in other existing offices in Iowa and Kansas. We continue to be impressed with the quality of job candidates in the Cedar Valley area where the bulk of our immediate expansion will take place.”
Through its subsidiary, CBE Group, the organization is consistently recognized as a top five Employer of Choice in the Cedar Valley. It has also been recognized by WorkplaceDynamics as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces. Senior Vice President of Human Resources Mary Phillips said, “We are proud to offer a workplace that employees say feels like family. Our employees benefit from an innovative culture, advancement opportunities, personal and professional training and development, as well as a competitive benefits package.”
Interested candidates can find complete job descriptions and apply online at http://www.cbejobs.com.
About CBE Companies
CBE Companies was formed in 2013 in an effort to expand in the marketplace and emerge as a BPO organization. Today, CBE Companies is the parent company of CBE Group, CBE Customer Solutions, and Argent Account Acquisitions. The mission of CBE Companies is to make its customers better through a focus on the deepest understanding of its customers' business, innovative solutions that provide clear value in solving specific business challenges, and a unique culture and investment in employee engagement.