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June 13, 2007
Albany -- The former Nypro building in the Pecan Grove Industrial Park will soon come to life.
Senior Life Insurance Company president Ron Powell says, "We purchased the former Nypro facility here in Albany. We are now proud to bring a new outbound call center to that location "
Powell joined dozens of people at the Chamber of Commerce today to make the announcement.
"Our plans within the Nypro Facility within just a few shorts months is to have a hundred new jobs created and within 3-6 months. And over the next 24-48 months, over 300 more jobs," says Powell.
An outpouring of job responses led the Thomasville-based company to Albany, renovating the former Nypro building into an outbound call center and corporate training facility and bringing jobs with it and business back into the community.
The former Nypro Georgia manufacturing building has served as a storage unit as of late for Cello-Foil. The facility that stood practically vacant since 2000 will soon be filled with hundreds of workers.
With one hundred jobs created January 1, 2008, and 400 jobs over the next 48 months, chairman of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Dr. John Culbreath sees this venture as a positive economic move.
"That's the kind of sustained growth that we encourage. And we're excited about all the opportunities associated with job growth," says Culbreath.
Senior Life Insurance Company, which began nearly 40 years ago, is licensed in 21 states and is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the country. The company plans to be licensed in all 50 states within the next five to seven years.
Powell feels that Albany is an excellent place for Senior Life Insurance to grow
He adds, "The demographics that Albany has to offer a company like us, it just made good business sense to move somewhere like Albany. We're really excited about the Albany-Dougherty County area."
In a time when company layoffs and out-sourcing make up much of the business headlines, job growth is certainly a breath of fresh air.
If you are interested in available positions, you can contact Senior Life's recruiting department at 229-228-6936, extension 210.