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TeleTech Holdings Inc. plans to hire 200 initially for its Springfield satellite office at the former ITT Technical Institute.
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TeleTech Holdings Inc. plans to hire 200 initially for its Springfield satellite office at the former ITT Technical Institute.

TeleTech taking over ITT Tech building

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TeleTech Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TTEC) plans to open a Springfield satellite office at the shuttered ITT Technical Institute.

The Englewood, Colorado-based telemarketing company will initially add 200 jobs when it moves into the 20,000-square-foot building at 3216 S. National Ave. inside Kelly Plaza. Company officials told Springfield Business Journal in late July about the hiring plans to serve health care industry clients, but the office location wasn’t disclosed until today. The new office is expected to open in the coming months, according to a news release from the Springfield Business Development Corp.

“The strength of Springfield’s workforce and the synergies found in having a satellite location within the same city were deciding factors for TeleTech in adding the expansion center,” TeleTech Chief Operating Officer Martin DeGhetto said in the release.

TeleTech already employs 1,050 people at its 1720 E. Primrose St. call center. Officials announced the company’s 200 new jobs today during the annual Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.

Carmel, Indiana-based ITT Educational Services Inc. closed all of its campuses in September after facing federal allegations of putting students and millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal student aid at risk. The Springfield campus had been in operation for seven years, according to SBJ archives.

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