Deal in Works to Bring 300 Jobs to Paducah
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Florida-based company is in negotiations with local development officials to bring 300 new jobs to Paducah.
Paducah Economic Development President Chad Chancellor Told the Paducah Sun Monday that he expects a deal with the company to be reached in the near future. Chancellor declined to name the company because the deal is not yet finalized. He did say that the company outsources call centers across the country.
As part of the deal, the city-owned Commerce Center at Fourth Street and Kentucky Avenue will be renovated by the PED. A discounted lease will also be provided to the company. Chancellor said the PED plans to ask the Paducah City Commission to purchase the building for $1 and reduce the lease. He said that the incentives would all be given by the PED if the deal goes through. No city or county tax dollars will be used.
If the deal is reached, the company plans to hire 300 local employees. They are requesting workers with neutral accents, basic computer skills and customer service skills for 24-hour shift work. Estimated salary for the positions is $8.50 to $9 per hour, plus benefits.