Frontier Communications calling for 500 employees for Wise County customer care center
RICHMOND, Va. — Governor McAuliffe announced that Frontier Secure, a division of Frontier Communications Corporation, will locate a customer care center in Wise County. The facility will provide customer and technical support for its clients. Virginia successfully competed against Connecticut, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia for the project, which will create up to 500 new jobs. Check for Frontier Communications jobs here.
“Today is a great day for Southwest Virginia. Frontier Secure’s decision to locate its customer care center in Wise County will have a tremendous economic impact on the region and the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This project is a testament to the strong workforce, business climate and strategic investment potential in this region, and in all corners of the Commonwealth. I congratulate Frontier Secure’s leaders on their expansion and thank them for their partnership with the Commonwealth in our continuing work to grow, diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership assisted Wise County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority with the project. VCEDA approved a $5.6 million loan to the Wise County Industrial Development Authority to secure the deal. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved $2 million in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will also be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
READ MORE of this story in Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Press Release. Photo courtesy of Frontier Communications Corporation