Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stream Tripling Its Hiring.(Business)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

Funds Sought To Aid Call-Center Training

SILVER CITY The new call center here will triple the number of jobs it originally promised, said Michael Padilla, director of New Mexico operations for Stream International.

The company said it would hire 300 when it applied for and received $1.8 million of state in-plant training funds this summer. But Padilla told the Journal on Tuesday night that Stream expects to employ 620 by the end of October and could employ 900 to 1,100 by the end of December.

"This will be a huge diamond in the rough for Silver City," he said.

Stream contracts with companies such as Dell and Microsoft to give them technical support services over the phone. …

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