American outsourcing services provider Provalus has begun building an innovation center in Jasper, Texas, with plans to hire around 200 people over the next two years.
The new office will be up and running by April next year, stated the company headquartered in Brewton, Alabama.
Provalus, created with the motto of giving an American alternative to foreign outsourcing firms, says its expansion to Texas will “have a multi-million dollar economic impact over the course of five years.”
With a Jasper population of 7,600, the firm projects to be able to employ almost 3% of the town’s workforce.
“Our main mission is to provide value to the U.S. by bringing jobs back… especially to rural areas,” commented Chuck Ruggiero, President of Provalus. “The IT solutions that have been traditionally outsourced overseas can now be serviced here in the U.S. through Provalus.”
The BPO provider set up shop in Jasper about a year ago at a temporary location with around 60 employees.
A subsidiary of Optomi Professional Services, Provalus often provides job training to local residents before taking them on board. It claims to have already begun the training in Jasper.
“By upskilling local talent, Provalus is able to provide Fortune 1000 companies the dependable, quality and practical services they need straight from the heart of America,” the outsourcer stated in a press release.
The company provides a range of back-office services, including ITO, BPO, application development, quality assurance, data reporting, and tech support. It appears to have employed around 200 people in Alabama.