Officials from a telemarketing firm based in Ohio was to announce plans this morning to expand their operations in Clarksburg, adding around 150 new jobs to the city.
Representatives from InfoCision Management Corp. ere scheduled to hold dedication ceremonies for their new call center at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Palace Building on 168 West Main St.
InfoCision executives plan to discuss the expansion with Gov. Cecil Underwood and city and county officials.
The quality of the area's workforce was one of the main reasons for the expansion, according to Greg Rosenberg, director of marketing and communication for InfoCision.
The firm opened its first Clarksburg call center on the fourth floor of the Palace Building on June 16, 1999. It employs around 100 people.
The equipment for the second call center has already been installed, and officials have been advertising the new positions for weeks.
The expansion is more good news for the city and the county, officials said Sunday.
"Since InfoCision has located in Clarksburg, it is encouraging that they're continuing to expand their employment basis, which is always a plus for the community," said City Councilwoman Becky Lake.
Don Molter, president of the Harrison County Development Authority, believes the expansion is a positive sign for the area's future.
"As far as the county as a whole, it certainly shows the vibrance of our economic development climate," he said.
Locally, InfoCision telemarketers make phone calls to recruit volunteers for charitable organizations. They do not sell anything.