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One Hundred New Jobs Come To One Town


There's a brand new office in one eastern Kentucky community which is providing one hundred people with a new job.
WYMT talked with one employee that had been recently laid off and he says the opportunity came just in time.

This summer, Kevin Phipps was one of over a hundred people who lost their job at the Pearson Call Center in Corbin, after Pearson lost a government contract.

Kevin heard the Infinity Business Group was opening a new office in Barbourville.

As floor manager, Kevin Phipps helps his team track down information on bad checks written to clients.

Congressman Hal Rogers believes data technology work like that will ensure good jobs.

Kevin Phipps says this type of work helped him and at least 20 other Pearson employees land on their feet again.

A spokesperson for IFG says the company expects to hire at least fifty more workers at their Barbourville office.


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