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118 New Jobs Come to Texoma


Yesterday we told you Grayson County's unemployment rate is at a staggering 8.4 percent. Today, a step in the right direction more than 100 new jobs are coming to the area. Deeda Payton has more on the new positions.

Calling all workers with call center experience. Mitch Bluhm and Associates in Sherman is looking to fill 118 full-time positions.

Mitch Bluhm and Associates collects medical and legal debt over-the-phone. They currently have 22 employees and are looking to hire 15 more call center representatives this year. Over the next three years, they plan to hire 81 more employees that means filing about 27 positions each year.

As incentive to create and maintain these jobs over the next four years, the Sherman Economic Development Corporation will pay Mitch Bluhm and Associates about $236,000 over those four years. "We are very excited to have them anytime we can add 118 new job opportunities we're very excited about that." "We love the Sherman area for the number of employees that have call center experience and look forward to a long relationship with the economic development corporation and with the city of Sherman."

The call center pays a minimum of nine dollars an hour plus benefits. Call center experience is not required, but it is preferred. Management says the hiring process is highly competitive.

SEDCO says they hope to make similar announcements in the upcoming months. Hopefully more businesses will be moving in bringing new jobs.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.