The news of Alorica adding more than 800 jobs to the Owensboro workforce was an exciting jolt for the community and in the Wednesday press conference, representatives expounded on the initial announcement.

According to Owensboro Living, when Alorica opens in 2017 in the BB&T building downtown, it will proceed to hire 500 employees by the end of year one with a goal of 840 by the end of year three.

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In the first phase, Alorica will be hiring customer engagement agents, supervisory roles, trainers, IT, HR and more.

Although hours for the Owensboro location have not been decided upon, jobs WILL be in multiple shifts.

Alorica VP Greg Bush characterizes the company as a "people to people" company. Alorica wants its customers to feel like they're "talking to neighbor."

The customer support company CHOSE Owensboro because of its business-friendly atmosphere and impressive strides in expansion.

Bush said that Owensboro's GO FAME program and the internship opportunities it provides was also a factor.

If you're interested in applying for employment with Alorica, go to edc.owensboro.com/alorica.