A nationwide call center operating in downtown Clarksburg is making plans to expand for a third time since locating in the area just one year ago.
InfoCision Management Corporation of Akron, Ohio, will be holding its first anniversary celebration at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Palace Business Center on West Main Street. Steve Brubaker, senior vice president of telemarketing, said Clarksburg Mayor Rev. David Kates, city council members and other local officials have been invited.
"We're going to celebrate the event by announcing another expansion. Clarksburg has proved to be a very successful location for InfoCision, and the local employees have performed well beyond our expectations," Brubaker said.
InfoCision operates 14 call centers at six locations in Ohio and West Virginia, and employs more than 2,000 people. When the Clarksburg center opened, it operated two 60-seat call centers on two floors of the Palace Business Center and employed 300 people. Those employees make solicitations for a national health organization and the National Rifle Association.
InfoCision opened an additional 24-seat call center this month and plans to occupy another complete floor of the building with a 48-seat call center by the end of the summer. That center will make calls for a national conservative political organization, and will likely bring in more than 100 jobs.
Brubaker said InfoCision's decision to expand the Clarksburg call center has to do with the quality of the people it has been able to employ.
"One of the greatest things about Clarksburg is the work ethic and the quality of the workforce. The people there have made a difference, and since the day we opened the job, what they have been doing there has rivaled our experienced centers. It's just been phenomenal," he said.
The company offers a toll-free number for those who may be interested in working in the Clarksburg center. People can call the InfoCision job line at (800) 210-8856.
Staff writer Gail Marsh can be reached at 626-1447.