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Ryla Opening Call Center in Alabama, Creating 1,200 Jobs

Ryla, Inc., a privately-owned provider of call center and customer care services, will invest $8.5 million to open a regional headquarters, data center, and customer call center in Saraland, Alabama, according to the Alabama governor's office. The Georgia-headquartered company plans to create up to 1,200 new jobs over the next two years at an average annual wage of $21,754 plus bonuses and benefits. "We are proud to be expanding into the Mobile area by hiring and creating more than 1,000 new jobs over the next few years," says Mark Wilson, Ryla's president and CEO. "Ryla applauds the governor, as well as state and local leadership, for approving incentives that fuel economic development and create employment opportunities domestically." The Mobile Press-Register reports that the company has been offered financial incentives that include cash and tax benefits, as well as up to $6.5 million for training through Alabama Industrial Development Training, a division of the state's two-year colleges. Ryla plans to have 430 people working at its Alabama facility by the end of the year, with the remaining jobs filled by the end of 2011.

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