(Memphis) Big news on the job front in Shelby County.
One of the largest call center businesses in the world has decided to open up shop here.
It means 1,000 jobs are coming to Memphis and the company, Conduit Global, plans to start hiring right now.
Conduit Global plans to share a building with First Data on Goodlett Farms Road.
The company says it is looking to hire people of all levels, from professionals to people who can just talk on a telephone.
The Governor of Tennessee says it’s a big deal.
“They are going to begin immediately filling 300 positions on their way to 1,000,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
“We are looking for everything from those who can answer the phones, contact center agents, to IT specialists to workforce analysts, supervisory center director - a wide range of positions,” said Bryce Hayes, president of Conduit Global. “Literally everything that we hire will be local.”
The facility will offer customer care for its wireless customers.
The business process outsourcing company (BPO) has operations in 14 countries world wide and says Tennessee's leadership convinced it Memphis was also a place to be.
“We know that jobs are created when people put capital at risk and Tennessee, we know, we are a great place for investment,” said Gov. Haslam.
“We were looking for strong technology, we were looking for infrastructure, and we're looking for employees,” said Hayes.
The company does work for telecommunications, healthcare, financial services and technology companies.
“This is a win not for just this particular city but for the entire region and these are the jobs - the knowledge jobs- that we hear so much about,” said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.
The company says its hiring today.
Conduit Global plans to hire 300 people by the end of the year and a thousand in the next 3 to 5 years.
If you want to apply, you are urged to go to www.conduitglobal.com