For Immediate Release
June 19, 2014
iQor to expand Dorchester
County center, create 320 jobs
Global company to
invest $391,500 to support growing business
COLUMBIA, S.C. – iQor US,
Inc., a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support
services, is expanding its Dorchester
County call center to
support growing business initiatives. The $391,500 investment is expected to
create more than 320 new jobs.
At the completion of the expansion expected
for the end of the year, the company’s 42,000-square-foot Center
of Excellence, located at 8440 Dorchester Road
in North Charleston,
will employ more than 700 people. iQor currently employs more than 32,000
associates in 17 countries.
company partners with global brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer
support solutions that span the consumer value chain, from customer care and
receivables management to product diagnostics and repair services.
interested in a position with iQor may apply online at http://www.iqor.com/applynow.
Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $50,000 set aside grant
for real property improvements related to the project.
has consistently been a highly successful operation for many years, and so it
was an easy decision to expand our presence and create jobs in this market. We
have every confidence that the highly-skilled Low Country area labor market can
provide the talent individuals required to handle the complex transactions
inherent to the servicing of our top-of-industry clients.” -Mason Argiropoulos, chief HR officer at iQor
“Congratulations to iQor on their more than $390,000 investment and
creation of over 320 jobs in Dorchester
County. Their continued confidence
in our highly skilled workforce is another indication that we are on the right
track and we appreciate their contribution to our strong business community and
to Team South Carolina
over the years.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“We are excited to watch this
global company continue to grow in the Palmetto State.
iQor’s presence in South Carolina
tells the world that we are ready to do business on all levels and in all types
of industries.” –Secretary of Commerce
“In 2007 iQor chose to expand their global operations here in Dorchester County, and we are pleased to see their
continued success. We are happy they are investing in Dorchester County
once again, and we look forward to our continued partnership with iQor.” -Dorchester
County Council Chairman
“The expansion of iQor gives us confidence that North
Charleston and Dorchester
County continue to be
great places to do businesses. We applaud iQor’s success and are thankful
for the capital investment and job creation that will benefit our
community. We commit to maintaining a local environment that is friendly
to commerce and accommodating to the needs of all of our North Charleston businesses.” –City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
FIVE FAST FACTS
- iQor US, Inc. is expanding its Dorchester County call center.
- $391,500 investment is
expected to create more than 320 new jobs.
- The company’s 42,000-square-foot
Center of Excellence
is located at 8440 Dorchester
Road in North
- iQor expects to have more
than 700 employees at the completion of the expansion slated for the
end of the year.
The company currently employs more than
32,000 associates in 17 countries.
About S.C. Department of
As South Carolina’s
leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to
recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies
to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF
Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural
development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and
recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of
Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment
opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for
attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location
International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel
Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For
more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing &
South Carolina Department of