Afni is planning to hire more than 450 workers at its Tucson facilities as customer service and sales representatives for web chats, social media responses and phone support.

English speaking and bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are being sought.

Julie Hengemuehler, Afni’s executive director, said the company has grown beyond just phone support in response to customers who use online web chats and social media to get their questions answered or to buy products.

Afni has been in Tucson for 17 years.

Most of the new jobs will be at Afni’s southeast site, 7810 E. Escalante Road. It has two other sites, 5451 E. Williams Blvd. and 5320 N. La Cholla Blvd.

To apply, stop by an Afni center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit to apply online.