Hiring at Agape call center below expectations

June 10, 2008
Agape Communications LLC, a startup call center in Anderson that said on May 2 it would hire 75 workers immediately, has only filled 20 positions, reports Anderson's Herald Bulletin.

Company officials said they are receiving fewer applications than expected and can't explain the lack of interest.

Starting pay is $8.50 an hour, plus bonuses. At the time the company announced it would open the center, it said the average pay was $10 an hour.

Agape had said it expected to create 400 jobs within a year. Agape is a telecommunications subcontractor starting out with two contracts: one handling vacation sales and one selling subscriptions for trade publications.
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