FCC: Call Centers in Coalition Creating 100K Jobs

By: Bethany Gillis Email
By: Bethany Gillis Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Federal officials say several call
center companies are teaming up as part of a coalition that plans
to hire 100,000 employees in the U.S. over the next two years, with
some jobs returning from overseas.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will
announce the jobs commitment Thursday in the southern Indiana town of Jeffersonville. That's where Accent Marketing Services is
building a new facility where 175 jobs will be added.

The company is part of a coalition called Jobs4America that also
includes the American Teleservices Association, a nonprofit trade
group, and Sprint Nextel Corp.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (jen-uh-KOW'-skee) says
improvements in broadband availability are making the new jobs
possible. He says some of the jobs will be in remote areas hard-hit
by the economic downturn.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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