Sunday, 05 August 2007 20:00
600 jobs could be coming to Hickory- if an
unidentified company decides to move to Catawba County.
It’s all dependent on
whether enough people express interest in the customer service center jobs,
according to economic development officials. The Catawba County Economic
Development Corporation is currently gauging community interest. If the
campaign is successful, the company plans to use the new building planned off
Tate Boulevard. According to EDC officials, the company is pushing for more
than 3,000 applicants. Should the deal fail to finalize, the information may be
used to lure another company to the area. The positions are expected to involve
handling incoming customer calls at a pay rate of $9-$12 per hour, plus vacations
with health insurance and retirement benefits.