Grinnell will soon be getting a new call center, creating up to 100 new local jobs and over $3.5 million in annual payroll. Thomas L. Cardella & Associates has announced it will open a fifth location in Grinnell.
The company already has call centers in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Keokuk, and Marshalltown. President Tom Cardella says the company chooses its locations carefully. He says they have enough space for 70 seats and can expand if things go well.
Cardella anticipates the company will be getting settled in town in early August, and should begin hiring in early September. The call center will be located in the former Iowa Telecom facility on 11th Avenue.
Cardella says his company serves some high profile companies. The company focuses on the direct marketing needs of Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, insurance, publication, technology, telecom, entertainment, utilities, and travel industries.