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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A call center opened Tuesday in the western South
Dakota city of Spearfish, taking some of the sting out of a business
closure last July that cost 330 people their jobs.
Local economic development officials say they didn’t mean to
steal a call center and the 600-plus jobs that come with it from their
neighbors on the other side of State Street – all they knew was that a
telecommunications company wanted a brand-new facility in the area.
“Imagine our surprise when we found out the client
was Sprint,” said Richard Venable, president of the NETWORKS-Sullivan
Partnership, a locally-funded economic development group that worked
with state and local officials to make the call center deal happen.
In its bid to purchase HSBC's domestic credit card business, Capital One Financial Corp. plans to add 400 jobs in Sioux Falls next year. Capital One will keep 400 jobs in the Sioux Falls call center as part of the proposed acquisition of HSBC's credit card business and add 400 positions next year, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and South Dakota's congressional delegation said Tuesday.
ACS is hiring 200 new full-time, permanent call-center employees in Lexington.
company, which specializes in providing services to other businesses,
is bolstering its operations for a consumer-electronics company.
SPRING HILL — TRG Customer Solutions is continuing its job fair for two more days in search of applicants for 300 jobs at a new call center. The job fair will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and again on Thursday in the Northfield building.
Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. will enter the Orlando market by the end of this year with a call center that could bring as many as 220 jobs to the area.
IBM Corp. announced Monday morning that it has added 175 jobs at its call-center operations in Daleville east of Anderson.
OPLIN, Mo. -
Officials with NCO Group Inc. on Thursday announced a plan to hire 50 seasonal and full-time employees at its Joplin call center at 1717 W. Seventh St. in the coming weeks.
"Applications are being accepted immediately," said Chris Autry, manager of the Joplin Customer Management Contact Center.
The Microdyne call center employed about 275 people, and NexxLinx already has added 150 employees since taking over the facility. With 200 more jobs coming, the company will have doubled its size in less than a year.
SOUTH PORTLAND - The start of the new Supreme Court session this
week has thrust "Obamacare" into the spotlight, given the fear - or
hope, depending on your point of view - that the plan will be
declared unconstitutional. But Jeff Forbes, chief executive officer
of South Portland-based SironaHealth says the only thing in danger
is the law's mandate that all Americans buy health insurance.
That's good news, he says, because other parts of the law
explain why his company is expanding.
Last month, SironaHealth grew by one-third, increasing to 17,832
square feet the space it leases in the building that houses its
corporate headquarters, at 500 Southborough Drive. The company
plans to hire 20 non-clinical workers for its medical call center
by year's end, and even more in 2012.