2012 outlook for South Carolina better as call center staffing receives boost

12.08.2011


2012 outlook for South Carolina better as call center staffing receives boost
2012 outlook for South Carolina better as call center staffing receives boost

Economists at the University of South Carolina recently predicted a brighter outlook for the state's economy in 2012, with more unemployed professionals expected to find jobs and more employees set to receive raises.

The State reports the economists expect total employment growth to increase by 2 percent next year, after a 1 percent bump this year. Still, the unemployment rate may not improve much with more people looking for jobs, they said.

"Right now, South Carolina's economy is stable, and 2012 should bring further incremental gains in job growth and personal income levels," Joey Von Nessen, one of the economists, said in a statement. "However, uncertainty is still high, and any market change could easily rock the boat."

The local economy will likely receive a boost from an uptick in call center staffing, as a help desk and computer support company recently announced plans to fill 150 positions for call center agents in Greenville.

According to FOX Carolina, the company is looking for flexible candidates with excellent communication skills and computer literacy.