4:51 am October 26, 2010, by Henry Unger
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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