CHARLOTTE, N.C. (The Charlotte Observer) - An Atlanta-based company will bring 1,000 jobs to Charlotte by the end of next year — and they’re starting job interviews immediately.
Customer service company Chime Solutions plans to hire 400 employees in Charlotte by early October, the company announced Tuesday.
Chime Solutions, a minority-owned family business is hosting two job fairs in Charlotte, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at NCWorks Career Center and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Urban League of Central Carolinas.
“Charlotte is a perfect fit for our growing business,” Chime Solutions CEO Mark Wilson said in a statement.
Entry level wages for Chime Solutions are $14 an hour, Wilson said.
The Charlotte hiring is part of Chime Solutions’ 10,000-job expansion nationwide, Wilson said Tuesday. The company has already announced an expansion in Dallas
The company’s Charlotte office is temporarily located in the University area, but Wilson said he would like to find space in West Charlotte.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said at the press conference that Tuesday’s announcement is a direct result of the work the city has done over the past two years around economic mobility.
“It’s not just about the ability to have a place to live,” she said. “It’s the ability to have a job. We have to focus on workforce development, job skills and training.”
The Chime Solutions jobs are opportunities for upward mobility, the city said in a statement. Lyles said Charlotte has had to acknowledge some hard truths through work done by the Leading on Opportunity Task Force.
“We had to acknowledge the role that segregation played in the development of our city especially when it comes to creating equitable and just communities,” she said.
CEO Mark Wilson said the firm’s goal is to hire in cities that have talent in communities that have historically been overlooked.
“Charlotte is definitely one of those communities where we felt like we could establish a presence and provide some opportunities as well as take advantage of the talent that’s present,” Wilson said.
City officials said there were no incentives involved in bringing the company to Charlotte.
Chime Solutions is one of several businesses that has announced hiring in Charlotte in recent months.