JENKINS TOWNSHIP -- The company C3i Inc. announced on Tuesday that it is expanding. This coming June, it'll be set to open a new facility near Pittston, its third location here in Luzerne County, and company executives are looking to fill more than 250 job openings.
The now-empty space will be furnished and filled with hundreds of working people in a matter of months.
Technical support company C3i Inc. announced plans to expand and add 256 jobs.
"What this location enables us to do is provide high-quality people, great infrastructure for these global pharmaceutical companies that have very demanding criteria," said C3i CEO and co-founder Joel Morse.
C3i offers technical support to pharmaceutical companies around the world. They have one facility in Plains. The new building in Jenkins Township will be a call center just down the road from its other location in the CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park.
The 25,000 square feet of space is where the new facility will be up and running hopefully by June, and hiring starts immediately.
"Entry-level and level-two call center jobs, and what we're also looking for are supervisors," said Morse.
Entry-level workers should expect to make about $11 an hour. Supervisors and managers will make anywhere from $30,000 to $60,000 a year.
Robert Klein of Wilkes-Barre says he's interested in applying.
"I put a lot of applications in, and I didn't get any call backs or anything like that. It's really difficult. I work with my brother less than part-time as a carpenter," said Robert Klein of Wilkes-Barre.
"I think it's good for the economy around here, and people will be able to get back to work and that's what the country needs," said Bill Hogan, of Wilkes-Barre.
"Greater Pittston is experiencing what some might call a renaissance. I've had great love and regard for this community my entire life, but I think others are starting to see what a tremendous community we have here," said Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce president Joseph Burke.
The first 100 jobs will be filled as soon as possible. The rest will be added over the next few years. If you're interested in applying, head to the C3i web site.