In mid September of this year, Alorica announced plans to open a customer engagement center in the downtown area of Owensboro, Kentucky. The company will hire approximately 830 employees. This announcement of the number of jobs for the community is one of the largest in many years. During negotiations, the company representatives were impressed with the community’s downtown development and quality of life and the forward thinking it took to begin such a community transformation. The community is very much excited to have Alorica join their vision and become a part of the development of the downtown and riverfront area. Alorica plans to utilize a new workforce-training program through Greater Owensboro chapter of KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) as a model to build a pipeline of experienced employees for their workforce.