Agero To Build New Call Center, Adds 500 Jobs In Clarksville
Agero held a multi-day job fair in Clarksville in January.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The city of Clarksville announced that Agero, a leading provider of connected vehicle services will open a call center in Montgomery County bringing over 500 jobs to the area.
The Massachusetts-based roadside assistance company held job fairs in January to gauge interest in the jobs. Clarksville was in the running with Florence, South Carolina.
"I am excited to welcome Agero to our state and look forward to watching the company grow in Tennessee," Gov. Bill Haslam said. "In creating our economic development strategies last year, we found Tennessee held a unique advantage in the ‘business services' cluster, which includes call centers, and this announcement exemplifies a promising future for our state's economic growth."
The new call center will be located 2971 International Blvd in Clarksville. The Clarksville center is Agero's sixth North American driver assistance call and data response center. The company's other response centers are located in Medford, Massachusetts; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; Irving, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Sebring, Florida.
"The overwhelming response we received at a local job fair from more than 500 qualified job applicants, as well as the immediate availability of an existing facility specifically designed to accommodate a modern call center operation are among the primary reasons I'm announcing this decision today," said Agero CEO Michael A. Saxton.
The 53,000 square-foot facility expects to open its doors in October 2012. Hiring for the new positions will begin in July. Agero anticipates that it will hire 250 employees by the end of the year and another 250 in 2013.