Teletech celebrates grand opening in Weber City; hiring 300, plans to hold job fairs

The customer service center is located just outside Kingsport.

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A new company is celebrating its grand opening in Scott County, VA. Tuesday morning, TeleTech held a ceremony for its new customer service center in Weber City, VA.

The new center is located at 1153 U.S. Highway 23 South. It will serve to support a leading healthcare insurance company.

TeleTech is expected to create up to 300 jobs in the Scott County community.

TeleTech will hold job fairs on October 5th and 6th, as well as, October 12th and 13th from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the Weber City site. For more information or to apply online, check out:

“TeleTech’s decision to expand in Virginia was a natural choice given its outstanding labor force, strong local partnerships, and availability of workforce training,” said Mike Stefanski, vice president, Government Relations at TeleTech. “We are thrilled to have found such great talent and partners in Weber City who will help us grow our business operations and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the community.”

This is TeleTech’s 9th customer service center to open in the last three years. Scott County officials also worked with the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (VTRRC).

“An investment from the Tobacco Commission and a considerable investment from TeleTech, means that they are here for the long haul. It is with open arms that all of us welcome TeleTech to the region,” said Delegate Terry Kilgore, chairman, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.

“As the job market expands in Scott County, the economy will improve. Welcoming TeleTech here is just the beginning of many opportunities now and in the future, for the folks in our county and the surrounding localities, said Danny Mann, Chairman, Scott County Board of Supervisors. “TeleTech will be a good partner in the community as we seek and encourage other businesses to locate on the Riverside property.”

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) is assisting with the TeleTech project. It recently approved a $2,853,000 loan to the Scott County Economic Development Authority to help prepare the facility for TeleTech, according to J. P. Richardson, vice chairman of Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority.

Funding from state will assist with training for TeleTech’s employees.

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