TeleTech to Bring 460 New Jobs to Lorain County

County Partnerships Make Choice Easy for Global Company

{mosimage}Lorain County is the place to do business in the knowledge economy. That’s the message being delivered throughout Northeast Ohio and the state with the announcement that TeleTech Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing solutions will fill 460 jobs for a center that will operate in Amherst, Ohio.

“This announcement is a testament to Lorain County’s transformation from a manufacturing community to one built on innovation, knowledge, and technology,” said Ted Kalo, President of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. “The county has proactively developed strategies to enhance its economic competitiveness through the creation of the Lorain County Growth Partnership and its strategic collaboration with Team Lorain County. Together, these partnerships have created a winning proposal, resulting in a major economic victory for our community.”

The company is training its employees at the new Entrepreneurship Innovation Center at Lorain County Community College. “TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County sends a strong message about our region’s qualified talent pool. We know that in today’s economy that it’s critical to keep the knowledge and skill levels of employees up to date with new technologies that meet the needs of employers like TeleTech. Our community was able to demonstrate that we have the kind of talented workforce that spells success for a company,” commented Marcia Ballinger, Vice President of Strategic and Institutional Development at Lorain County Community College.

After reviewing all of their options, locating in Lorain County was an easy choice, said Charles Koskovich, TeleTech Sr. Vice President, North American Operations.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County. We found that all here in Lorain County.”

“TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County exemplifies how Lorain County’s infrastructure supports business growth and development,” commented Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair. According to Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski, “This positive news puts job creation at the forefront of Lorain County’s agenda.”

Lorain County Administrator Jim Cordes, who spearheads the Lorain County Growth Partnership, credits the synergistic collaboration and partner relationships within the county, region, and state with landing the TeleTech operation here. “TeleTech’s decision to expand its operation here sends a strong message that Lorain County ’s business environment is one that enhances the company’s success.”

Martin Irvine, president of Team Lorain County, concurred. “Our collective goal in Lorain County is to grow jobs that will enhance our economic competitiveness. The REAL Team model is a system that every community should set up. The success in bringing TeleTech to our community also demonstrates how our regional efforts with Team NEO and Team Lorain County are making a difference in business attraction.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with TeleTech and Lorain County to support this important project, which proves once again that it is the State’s economy and workforce that benefit when we collaborate for a greater purpose,” said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County.”
– Charles Koskovich of TeleTech.

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TeleTech to Bring 460 New Jobs to Lorain County

County Partnerships Make Choice Easy for Global Company

{mosimage}Lorain County is the place to do business in the knowledge economy. That’s the message being delivered throughout Northeast Ohio and the state with the announcement that TeleTech Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing solutions will fill 460 jobs for a center that will operate in Amherst, Ohio.

“This announcement is a testament to Lorain County’s transformation from a manufacturing community to one built on innovation, knowledge, and technology,” said Ted Kalo, President of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. “The county has proactively developed strategies to enhance its economic competitiveness through the creation of the Lorain County Growth Partnership and its strategic collaboration with Team Lorain County. Together, these partnerships have created a winning proposal, resulting in a major economic victory for our community.”

The company is training its employees at the new Entrepreneurship Innovation Center at Lorain County Community College. “TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County sends a strong message about our region’s qualified talent pool. We know that in today’s economy that it’s critical to keep the knowledge and skill levels of employees up to date with new technologies that meet the needs of employers like TeleTech. Our community was able to demonstrate that we have the kind of talented workforce that spells success for a company,” commented Marcia Ballinger, Vice President of Strategic and Institutional Development at Lorain County Community College.

After reviewing all of their options, locating in Lorain County was an easy choice, said Charles Koskovich, TeleTech Sr. Vice President, North American Operations.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County. We found that all here in Lorain County.”

“TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County exemplifies how Lorain County’s infrastructure supports business growth and development,” commented Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair. According to Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski, “This positive news puts job creation at the forefront of Lorain County’s agenda.”

Lorain County Administrator Jim Cordes, who spearheads the Lorain County Growth Partnership, credits the synergistic collaboration and partner relationships within the county, region, and state with landing the TeleTech operation here. “TeleTech’s decision to expand its operation here sends a strong message that Lorain County ’s business environment is one that enhances the company’s success.”

Martin Irvine, president of Team Lorain County, concurred. “Our collective goal in Lorain County is to grow jobs that will enhance our economic competitiveness. The REAL Team model is a system that every community should set up. The success in bringing TeleTech to our community also demonstrates how our regional efforts with Team NEO and Team Lorain County are making a difference in business attraction.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with TeleTech and Lorain County to support this important project, which proves once again that it is the State’s economy and workforce that benefit when we collaborate for a greater purpose,” said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County.”
– Charles Koskovich of TeleTech.

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TeleTech to Bring 460 New Jobs to Lorain County

County Partnerships Make Choice Easy for Global Company

{mosimage}Lorain County is the place to do business in the knowledge economy. That’s the message being delivered throughout Northeast Ohio and the state with the announcement that TeleTech Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing solutions will fill 460 jobs for a center that will operate in Amherst, Ohio.

“This announcement is a testament to Lorain County’s transformation from a manufacturing community to one built on innovation, knowledge, and technology,” said Ted Kalo, President of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. “The county has proactively developed strategies to enhance its economic competitiveness through the creation of the Lorain County Growth Partnership and its strategic collaboration with Team Lorain County. Together, these partnerships have created a winning proposal, resulting in a major economic victory for our community.”

The company is training its employees at the new Entrepreneurship Innovation Center at Lorain County Community College. “TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County sends a strong message about our region’s qualified talent pool. We know that in today’s economy that it’s critical to keep the knowledge and skill levels of employees up to date with new technologies that meet the needs of employers like TeleTech. Our community was able to demonstrate that we have the kind of talented workforce that spells success for a company,” commented Marcia Ballinger, Vice President of Strategic and Institutional Development at Lorain County Community College.

After reviewing all of their options, locating in Lorain County was an easy choice, said Charles Koskovich, TeleTech Sr. Vice President, North American Operations.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County. We found that all here in Lorain County.”

“TeleTech’s decision to locate in Lorain County exemplifies how Lorain County’s infrastructure supports business growth and development,” commented Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair. According to Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski, “This positive news puts job creation at the forefront of Lorain County’s agenda.”

Lorain County Administrator Jim Cordes, who spearheads the Lorain County Growth Partnership, credits the synergistic collaboration and partner relationships within the county, region, and state with landing the TeleTech operation here. “TeleTech’s decision to expand its operation here sends a strong message that Lorain County ’s business environment is one that enhances the company’s success.”

Martin Irvine, president of Team Lorain County, concurred. “Our collective goal in Lorain County is to grow jobs that will enhance our economic competitiveness. The REAL Team model is a system that every community should set up. The success in bringing TeleTech to our community also demonstrates how our regional efforts with Team NEO and Team Lorain County are making a difference in business attraction.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with TeleTech and Lorain County to support this important project, which proves once again that it is the State’s economy and workforce that benefit when we collaborate for a greater purpose,” said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development.

“When we started looking we found that there wasn’t a place in the country that had the work ethic, the right facility and the right team and partnership like Lorain County.”
– Charles Koskovich of TeleTech.

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