Power Breakfast: Ryla to add 1,400 jobs in Kennesaw, non-compete deals, OSHA, Mountain Dew, Buffett

There’s good news on the jobs front.

Ryla, one of Georgia’s biggest call-center operations, announced Monday the hiring of 1,400 seasonal and full-time employees in Kennesaw, AJC staffer Dan Chapman reports. Average salary: $10 an hour.

About 1,000 of the jobs will last only three months. Supervisors will be hired for 100 or so positions, said company spokeswoman Karen Clay.

With an unemployment rate of 10 percent in Georgia, call-center jobs – once regarded as low-pay, high-pressure telemarketers – have grown in volume, popularity and sophistication since the recession started nearly three years ago, Chapman writes.

The 1,400 hires won’t make cold calls, the company says.

Most of the new employees will help a repeat client (Clay wouldn’t divulge the company) enroll its employees in a health-care plan, Chapman reports. The remaining 400 hires will do federal government work for a third-party contractor.

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3 comments Add your comment


October 26th, 2010
7:46 am

Could these be jobs people in India won’t take?


October 26th, 2010
11:56 am

The AJC is getting giddy over 1000 jobs that last 3 months? Give me a break!


October 29th, 2010
8:30 am

Well right about now ask the young people in kennesaw do they want these jobs? You folks kill me!