By BECKY BEAVER
KENNESAW, Ga. — Many college graduates struggle to get hired, but Down to the Wire is giving those former students a chance.
“We’ve seen how hard it is for students to find jobs,” said Lynne Tipton, office manager for Down to the Wire. “They work so hard in school and have almost nothing to show for it.”
Down to the Wire installs data cabling for routers and provides phone service for voice over Internet protocol phones. The business also provides repair services to existing cabling in commercial office spaces and large residential homes.
The Kennesaw business has grown from a bedroom office, which only did small jobs, to having contracts with some of the largest office buildings in Atlanta.
The business was started in 2008 by CEO Frank Wear.
“I’m proud of the work done by recent graduates that I have employed,” Wear said. “In a way, it’s better for the business to have new hires that don’t have tons of experience.”
Down to the Wire has hired graduates from Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, Westwood College and Georgia Tech.
“Most of our recent graduates come from having worked on a technical or engineering degree, and we train them to our high standard of how good cabling should be done,” Wear said. “Our company is more interested in having employees that are eager to learn than those set in their ways.”
Tipton and Wear are proud that they are able to help people build their resumes and pursue work in their career field.
“Over 60 percent of our employees have graduated within a year of applying,” said Tipton.
If you or a recent graduate in your life is looking for technical work, Down to the Wire might be a good fit.
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