Telecommunications giant Verizon will soon be hiring 100 new sales representatives for a new customer-retention center based out of their Downtown Tampa offices according to the Tampa Bay Times.

For those interested in sales jobs in Tampa, this opportunity to work in a Fortune 500 company environment is one that shouldn't be overlooked.

The future team of representatives at the new customer-retention center will handle after-business hours issues raised by Verizon customers from 12 states and Washington, D.C., a previously-outsourced task Verizon will now bring to Tampa, the Times reports.

The new center is a testament to Verizon's commitment in the Tampa Bay area, adding on to the company's previous $2 billion effort in bringing the FiOS network to the area.

Those interested in working at the new Verizon customer-retention center are encouraged to apply at

New jobs in Tampa are becoming more and more abundant as the area currently beats out all other Florida cities when it comes to job creation today, the Times reports.

In the past year alone, the Tampa Bay area has added approximately 34,000 jobs and holds a current unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

For more information on a variety of jobs in Tampa, check out the 813area jobs page.