Teleperformance is running a week-long job fair in El Paso, Texas, to hire more than 1,000 people for its call center, scheduled to open in mid-August.
The City of El Paso will pay incentives to the BPO provider in return for the jobs it creates for the local residents.The Paris, France-based company, which set aside more than US$6 million for the project, is expected to generate 1,124 jobs over the next four years.
Teleperformance, according to local newspapers, is developing an abandoned building.
With more than US$5 billion in annual revenue, Teleperformance has employed over 300,000 people around the world, providing customer services through all channels including chat, email, voice, and social media.
In the agreement, Teleperformance has promised that it would pay its employees between US$12 and US$14 per hour.
The city authorities would give US$81,666 in rebates on property tax and a building and planning fees. The company needs to meet employment targets to obtain the rebates.
“There is incredible talent and diversity in this market, and our clients see the value in the quality of the workforce,” El Paso Herald Post quoted Ryan Collins, Teleperformance Vice President of Talent Acquisition, as saying. “El Paso will be a wonderful home for our business, which provides customer care to people around the globe.”