A major call center is opening in the Sacramento area next month, an economic development boost that could bring around 500 jobs by year's end.
The employer, Advanced Call Center Technologies LLC, said it could eventually hire up to 2,000 Sacramentans.
Today's announcement represents one of the biggest boosts to the beleaguered Sacramento job market since the start of the recession in 2007.
The company will open in the old Price Club warehouse on Watt Avenue, an 87,000 square foot facility north of Interstate 80, sometime in July.
The Sacramento location beat out four other cities being considered by Advanced - Kansas City, Kan.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Fond du Lac, Wis.; and Weldon Springs, Mo.