A new call center in Lynch is closer to reality as a company signs a letter of intent to open in the near future.
Mayor Johnny Adams told Lynch City Council at a meeting on Tuesday that a representative conducting business for Humana has agreed to open a call center in the city. He said there will be 50 people hired in the beginning and later expanding to 200 employees.
“We have applied for a grant with the Department of Transportation to remodel our old clinic building where the call center is proposed to be located,” said Adams. “A letter of intent has been signed. The center will be processing calls about medical issues with Humana. This is a great opportunity for employment for our county and particularly the Tri-Cities area.”
In other action council:
*Heard a report the city’s RV park will be open for Memorial Day;
*Tabled a request from city employee Kenny Widner’s request for a raise;
*Tabled the discussion of a Burn Ban Ordinance until the fire chief can be present at the meeting;
*Tabled a discussion of a Reach Alert mass communication service offered to the city for $35 per month until the clerk finds out if there is an installation charge.
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