Wichita Falls is one step away from getting hundreds of new jobs

Wichita Falls is one step away from getting hundreds of new jobs

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Hundreds of jobs could be on the way to Wichita Falls.
The city is one step away from filling more primary jobs in the community, which could add to the city's regional strength.
U.S.A. 800 is a Kansas City based call center looking to move into the former W.D.S. building off Airport Road.
    "We plan on hiring 300 people within 30 days and growing it to 600 to 700 people over the course of the next two to three years," Tom Davis, CEO of U.S.A. 800, said.
Close to 50 other locations were considered.
Dick Bundy, the 4A Board President, believes he knows why.
    "I think it means that they looked at us through a magnify glass and said all of those things fit what they need," Bundy said. "They need to be up and going fast. And this is probably the fastest way for them to get in business."
Starting salaries will be $10 an hour and the company is already accepting online applications.
U.S.A. 800 is an employee owned company, meaning once an employee has worked there for 1,000 hours, they become part off the ownership group.
Davis and Bundy both are eager to get things going.
    "Our board is extremely excited to be able to do this," Bundy said. "This is a situation that is just perfect timing for us."
"Were very excited about the Wichita Falls community," David said. "Everyone we've met has been a delight. Very business friendly people from what we see. And it's a great town. Were very much looking forward to it."
The final step is for the the item to go before city council on October 18th.
If passed, all that will be left to do is sign the contract and move in.
The company is hoping to be up and running by early November.

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