New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES

Scores of vehicles could be seen at an office off Highway 100, where people applied for jobs last week. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Scores of vehicles could be seen at an office off Highway 100, where people applied for jobs last week. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A new company is planning to relocate into one of the complexes left behind after the International Educational Services closed its two facilities in Los Fresnos.

Comprehensive Health Systems Inc., a company founded in 1975, which bills itself as one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services, held a job event last week to accept applications and to interview potential employees at the IEA complex building along Texas Highway 100 west of town.

CHS, headquartered in Cape Canaveral, Fl., works with Fortune 1000 companies and with the U.S. government “to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces.”

Some former employees with IES said they were told to re-apply with CHS and many of them showed up at a house along Highway 100 to fill out an application online.

At a May 4 meeting of the Community Development Corp., the board was informed about a company planning to go in the shelters IES had on Highway 100 and off North Arroyo Boulevard.

During last weeks job event, CHS interviewed people for about a dozen different jobs, including nurses, medical coordinators, teachers and youth care workers.

Also, applicants must be bilingual, clear background and reference checks to work with children, the company said.

A spokeswoman for CHS, would not provide any comments when contacted by telephone, but recommended to call the federal government on matters concerning unaccompanied alien children.

If CHS opens the shelters, it would help fill the vacuum left by IES that resulted in the loss of about 300 area jobs.

Mark Milum, the city’s manager, described the hiring announcement as a great thing for job creation.

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One Response to New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES

  1. Looking for a job asap…I have experience.

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