Ed Helms (The Daily Show), Charles "Chip" Esten, and Rashida Jones have joined the cast of NBC's The Office as recurring characters.

The Hollywood Reporter says Helms and Jones will play employees at the Scranton, Pa., regional office of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company where the series is set; Esten will play Josh Porter, the regional manager at another branch of Dunder Mifflin. Esten originated the character in a guest appearance in the "Valentine's Day" episode this past season.

The third season of The Office begins this fall on NBC.