Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Comcast Hiring for New Spanish-Language Call Center in Miramar

One of my coworkers, who happens to live in South Carolina, passed me a note earlier today that said she heard Comcast was hiring in Miramar. She told me because she knows I live here in this awesome city! After looking around for almost no time, I found out that what Comcast is planning to do is hire approximately 300 bilingual Spanish speakers to staff a new call center they are opening on their current Miramar campus. No address was given, but I believe this location to be correct. If you are unfamiliar with the area, look for the Walgreens on Miramar Parkway just east of I-75 and that is your turn north.

According to that Sun Sentinel article above, they are searching for bilingual candidates with sales experience. I even did a sample search for you to show you some examples of what they are recruiting for. Now I don't speak Spanish, which is pure idiocy according to my Colombian wife of 15 years. By now I should be fluent. (If only I knew Sofia Vergara was going to be a spokesperson.) But for many residents of Miramar and nearby cities, this could be an awesome opportunity to showcase those skills. You all know how prevalent Spanish-language television programming is here, bilingual or not! And it's awesome that our city attracted a great business like Comcast which is creating more jobs here. 

Here is the address for Comcast, though I suggest you don't just show up and rather follow their application instructions. And, if you work there or if you get a job there, I'd LOVE to hear about the whole experience!

2501 SW 145th Ave
Miramar, FL 33027
(800) 266-2278 

Update 7/19/2011: A friend of mine was invited to their office by someone who works there. I saw the invitation and the address said 2601 SW 145th Ave., Ste #100, Miramar, FL 33027. So maybe both addresses house their offices? Maybe this is a new one for the new call center? Not sure, but again, I wouldn't just show up.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Milano Distinctive Apartments and Treo Apartments: Miramar, Florida

First, let me say that I am not sure if these two communities are linked in any way other than being immediately next to one another, on Miramar Parkway between Flamingo Road and Red Road. Both communities are new within the past few years. Milano Distinctive Apartments was built first and caught my eye last August when I was driving by. At the same time, construction was happening for what has become Treo Apartments. All of the photos below (except for the artist's rendition of Treo) are from then. I actually forgot I had taken these until I passed the new community a few days ago. Both communities look beautiful from the outside. Take a look if you're in the market!

Milano Distinctive Apartments

Milano at Miramar
3040 SW 119 Avenue
Miramar, FL 33025

Treo Apartments

Treo Apartments
11900 SW 31 Court
Miramar, FL 33025
OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm

This is an artist's rendition from the Treo website

Here are some of my pictures from last August of Treo being built.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Calvary Fellowship Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt 2011

 Update 4/5/2012: If you're looking for info about the 2012 services, I posted it here.

You guys lucked out! I was just about to totally and publicly trash my Home Owners Association Board of Directors, Community Security Company and Community Property Managers. However, if you'd like to see that in the coming weeks, please take a moment to subscribe over in the right column. It will happen! I already published the non-Christian version somewhere else (email me using the contact page above if you're interested!) And don't worry, I won't spam you--that's run by Big Brother Google, like everything else.

Anyway, want to know why I opted for today's post instead of the negative one? Because Calvary Fellowship let me know this afternoon on Twitter that they had posted information on their Easter Celebration and what is billed as "Miramar's Largest Easter Egg Hunt." Also, they gave me some advice on that other situation. "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18.

Here was the post from last year that let me know you are all interested this year. This year they will be offering three services on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm at Everglades High School in Miramar, Florida. The address is 17100 SW 48th Court, Miramar, FL 33027. Click this link for a map and directions, but should you forget, this is south of Miramar Parkway. You should totally be going for the Resurrection Message, but you can have fun at the Egg Hunt too, which apparently will be held in conjunction with each service, giving away an iPod Touch at each hunt. Wow!

What I love about this church, at least as an observer, is that they have their services in a high school, they are techie capable, they have kid facilities to teach the youngsters about Jesus, they don't, um, screw around with expecting you to wear your suit and tie, and they seem to be your everyday people that love God while getting rid of the stuffy stereotype. Check out some of their other programs too while you're visiting their website.

Have fun. Learn about Jesus. Maybe I'll meet you there.