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Wilmington-based Castle Branch adding more jobs

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington-based Castle Branch Inc., says it plans to add more than 50 new jobs over the next year.

Castle Branch is the 10th largest privately held employment screening company in the country. It moved into a 32,000 square foot building near Mayfaire Towncenter in 2009. Since then, the company says it has added 100 jobs, and with the expansion, plans to add 50 more over the next year, bringing the employee count up to 300.

"Castle Branch has been fortunate to find continued growth in this economy," Castle Branch CEO and founder Brett Martin said in a statement. "We are proud to be a constant source for employment in this community and look forward to expanding as one of the largest privately held employment screening companies in the country."

Castle Branch also recently opened a satellite office in Petaluma, CA, with a focus on West Coast sales. California offers a large growth opportunity for Castle Branch, which is projecting to add 15 employees to the Petaluma office within the next 18 months.

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Castle Branch

It would seriously be a better career move to work at McDonald's.

Castle Branch

I was hired at Castle Branch in sales about 5 years ago. I made $10/hr. plus commission but it was next to impossible to make commission. All I did was cold call companies which is almost an impossible way to get sales.

They give you 6 months, and if you aren't turning a profit by then, you are fired. They hint around in the office about the 6 month deadline bc thats how long you have to work there to qualify for unemployment.

They have a huge turnover bc there is no room for advancement. And they hire mostly young people bc they only have entry level jobs available. It's a place recent college grads can go to to build a resume, and find a better job elsewhere.

Luckily, I found another job before they were able to fire me. They clean house regularly bc they know there is a new group of grads available every 6 months from UNCW.

If you are looking for a long term way to make a living don't waste your time with them. Some of the people there do make a pretty good income but it's only those who were there from the beginning who landed all the NC accounts. In terms of new business, they don't compete very well outside of NC.

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I'm sure they pay more than $12 an hr. You can get a customer service job at Verizon wireless starting out at $15 an hr, and that is one of the worst jobs at one of the worst places imaginable. For some people I would assume, "a job is a job," those are also the kind of attitudes I try not to hire at my company.

If you read the ads they

If you read the ads they post on Craigslist, they specifically tell you the pay is $10.00/hr and it is non-negotiable.

To the person who wrote the

To the person who wrote the first comment, stop complaining. You probably didn't get the job due to the fact you don't know how to correctly type a sentence, or paragraph for that matter. I seriously doubt you didn't get the job because of your age...there are plenty of people who work there that are over 40. Just because they didn't hire YOU doesn't mean you can go and slander the company's name.

For the person who wrote the second comment, a job is a job. Many people don't have the luxury to complain about wages when all they want is a job. You will be hard pressed to find a company in Wilmington that does pay more than $12/hr...and that's with a college degree!!!

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dont bother to apply if you're over 40. my friend was hired and lasted one day she was let go the next she is 58yrs old they didnt even give her a chance to learn anything and she is very smart having held positions with the soc security admin as well as welch's. i went for an interview two years ago and the very next day i got a rejection letter in the mail. it was probably typed up as soon as i walked out the door.i have 25+ years of customer service experience with a world wide company. i am 61 years old. they dont like to hire older people so if you are under 40 you may have a shot

And few, if any, of these jobs...

pay much above $12/hour.