Call center adding 500 jobs in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Nearly 500 new customer service jobs are being created in Chattanooga as Convergys Corp. expands employment at a call center.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the move will bring company employment in Chattanooga to about 1,300 people by midsummer.

Convergys site leader Wendy Matchett in Chattanooga said the employees will handle inbound customer service sales calls.

The company is based in Cincinnati and has global employment of about 75,000.