BEMIDJI -- Delta Dental of Minnesota is hosting a series of job fairs this summer to recruit new team members for its operations and technology center opening this fall in Bemidji.

Delta Dental of Minnesota is recruiting close to 150 positions in the first year, making the company one of the larger employers in the Bemidji area, release said.

At the job fairs, Delta Dental of Minnesota representatives will be available to speak with candidates interested in a variety of roles, including billing supervisor, telecom engineers, claims processors and more than 120 customer service positions. Delta Dental of Minnesota is looking for "team members with excellent communication and problem-solving skills who can work independently and as part of a collaborative team," the release said.

Job fair dates and locations:

• Thursday, June 20, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites conference center.

• Friday, June 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites conference center.

• July 16, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites conference center.

• July 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites conference center.

• Aug. 8, 4 to 8 p.m. at The Sanford Center.

• Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Sanford Center.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.deltadentalmn.org, or are invited for an on-the-spot interview with a Delta Dental of Minnesota representative at an upcoming job fair.

The company's new Bemidji facility is scheduled to open in September.