Energy service company creates hundreds of new Valley jobs

January 09, 2013

One of the largest energy service companies in the country is expanding its business in Arizona. Direct Energy is moving to a new location and is adding hundreds of jobs.

Direct Energy press conferenceSecond from the left, Steven Murray, President of Direct Energy Residential, surrounded by Arizona business leaders. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez - KJZZ)

NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Direct Energy will hire 300 people to work out of its new facility in Tempe. The company currently has 150 employees in the Valley who work out of a call center in Phoenix. In February, it will move to a larger office space near Sky Harbor Airport. Direct Energy operates in 46 U.S. states and in Canada, and it provides energy-related services to more than six million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy’s Steven Murray made the announcement at a downtown Phoenix press conference.

STEVEN MURRAY: We’ve been growing for the last decade and we anticipate growing even more quickly in the future. And as a result of that growth we’re able to invest in the communities that we serve. We’re able to create jobs. And we’re committed. We’re invested.     

ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Direct Energy has already started hiring for the new site.

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