New SC call center to create more than 600 jobs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A company that provides call center support for other businesses is locating a call center near Myrtle Beach and is expected to create more than 660 jobs in five years.

State and local economic development officials on Monday announced that StarTek Inc. will be located in a new building being built in the Carolina Forest area just west of Myrtle Beach.

The building is expected to be ready next fall. Until then, StarTek will operate out of temporary space at Horry Georgetown Technical College. The company begins hiring next month.

The total project investment is estimated to be about $10 million. Studies by economists at Coastal Carolina University estimate the new operation will have a total economic impact of more than $45 million.

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