A major announcement Monday in one Eastern Kentucky county where 150 new jobs will be added to a calling center.
The jobs will be added near Pikeville at the ACS Building. Officials say that 150 new jobs translates to much more than work, it means more business, a stronger economy, even increased real estate around the Pikeville community. That's why county officials are saying they're so excited about Monday's announcement.
Officials from ACS, a Fortune 500 company with over five billion dollars in annual revenue, say they already employ 300 people in their Pike County call center. The announcement of 150 new job openings makes county officials feel hopeful of the future.
"That's securing our tomorrow for young people, the young generation. Make sure when the coal has been mined out of these hills, and the gas wells go dry, we've got something for the next generation," said Pike County Judge Executive Wayne Rutherford.
But officials say the new jobs impact upon the community and economy will be just as important.
"An impact on local businesses, for the income they're able to make and spend locally, so it's very positive for the community as well as ACS here in Pikeville," said Ernie Napier with ACS.
"We're always excited to have jobs provided here so our people don't have to go out in other areas, move, relocate to find employment," said ACS Employee Levy Green
Officials with ACS say they're looking for hard working employees around Eastern Kentucky to fill these 150 new positions. For more information on how to apply for an ACS job, you can call (606) 218-2500 or go online to http://www.acs-inc.com.