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Central Kentucky Technical College

308 Vo Tech Rd
Lexington, KY 40511-2623

General Phone: 859-246-2400
Financial Aid Phone: 859-246-2400
Sector: Public, 2-year

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Sherwood call center to create 500 jobs - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)

Cardinal Health Inc. plans to open a call center in Sherwood that will employ 500 people in “higher paying, higher skilled” jobs, the Metro Little Rock Regional Alliance announced Tuesday. The call center will handle orders and customer support for Cardinal’s 35,000 healthcare industry clients nationwide. Cardinal, a leading manufacturer of drugs and medical supplies, takes in $75 billion in annual revenue and employs 55,000 people worldwide. Because call-center employees will be helping pharmacists and hospitals solve technical problems, the jobs are going to require greater skills — and will pay better — than most other call centers in central Arkansas, said Jay Chesshir, executive director of the alliance. Chesshir said the center would have a payroll of $16 million, or an average of $32,000 per employee, annually. The average call-center employee earns $26,480, or $12.73 per hour, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both Chesshir’s numbers and the national figures include a wide range of jobs within call centers, from managers earning $80,000 or more to janitors earning under $20,000. Cardinal Health, based in Dublin, Ohio, will begin interviewing applicants next week, open the center in January and reach full capacity by March, according to an alliance - more available