New call center to bring over 150 jobs to Sherman

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- It looks like once again Texoma is overcoming the economic odds and beating the recession affecting much of the rest of the country. Another company signed on to set up a new call center in Sherman on Monday, bringing 168 full-time jobs to town.

Capio Partners signed an agreement with the Sherman Economic Development Corporation and will soon be taking over the old Cigna building on Texoma Parkway. SEDCO president John Boswell says the group is committed to developing our area.

"We’re spending an awful lot of money and time trying to catch the attention of businesses to look our way, an awful lot of marketing time and effort. And I think this is a result of those efforts," Boswell says.

Boswell says Capio could begin hiring as early as May and says the average wage is expected to be $14 an hour.

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  • by Anonymous Location: savoy on Apr 17, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    Wow glad to see everyone can be happy about a new business coming to town. What is wrong with you people? Move somewhere else if you hate it so bad here.
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:21 AM
    It has been my experience that callcenters are all about cleaning up work from other companies. This is where the collectors come in. Some are based over seas, and are paid very little to harrass. They bring the telemarketings in to town thinking people will go for the $14.00. But the catch is you will have production guidelines and if you don't meet these you are asked to leave on a mutual basis from that company. You are required to sign a contract. READ the contract. I would not recommend any telemark company for those that need a job. Such a turn over look at West Mgmt, in great town of Sherman. NCO is the old name. If anyone has outstanding medical bills you know what I am talking about.It has been sold to West,Mgmt. If it is truley a telemark company you can use the no-call list. If not, it collections. Do your reasearch! We need actual jobs, nothing that depends on yearly/ or 6 month contracts. We need some kind of security in the world.
  • by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    Collections agencies help save the average family over $300 per year by keeping businesses from having to raise prices to make up for people who don't pay for their services.
  • by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:39 AM
    The new call center is in fact, a collection agency. The 14/hour is average base wage plus commissions. This job is not for everyone, but can provide a nice income for those who have the ability to be persuasive and professional. There is drug testing required and a complete criminal background check. The owners are doing what is necessary to create a safe and prosperous work environment that provides a place for local people to earn a decent wage. Capio is only hiring experienced collectors (one year required) so the turnover will be much smaller, as people who've been successful as collectors won't be surprised at what the job entails.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:17 AM
    baby arm....yea ! grubes rules the world.
  • by Amy Location: Sherman on Apr 17, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Hey Guys, where does it say that this is a billing, telemarketing or collection company? Cigna has a call center, lots of company's do. Call centers can be used to do alot of different types of inbound duties, not just collections and telemarketing. Lets all wait and see what this one will bring before we jump to conclusions. I firmly beleive that lowering the unemployment rate is a good thing, as long as the business is legal. If I don't like the type of work, I just won't apply there, if I should ever need a job.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 03:23 PM
    HEY SCREAMER- I am making fun of all the uneducated people in this area that are not even qualified to work at a call center (because in my opinion, you ought to be able to at least be able to spell properly and use proper grammar!) But I guess you've proved me wrong... you cannot use proper punctuation and capitalization, and yet you work at a call center. Guess the employers are getting desperate. (And just so all of you know, there is more than one "Anonymous" poster on here, not all these comments are by me. I'm just too stinkin' lazy to type my name every time.)
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    Do you realize that there are millionaires that own this company (and several others) and use what you call "uneducated" people to help them make even more millions. At least people will have jobs and our tax dollars will not have to pay food stamps and medicaid for those who choose to take advantage of these jobs. If you don't like it-don't work there. It has a decent starting wage and cant get that waiting tables or working retail.
  • by Sheri Location: Texas on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:26 PM
    are you serious , this story made a headline? if it were me i would sneak it in and hope noone noticed
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:23 PM
    yea thats what we need, more call centers
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