Coast Professional to expand, add 146 jobs in West Monroe
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The governor's office says a debt collection company plans to more than double its operations at a north Louisiana contact center, creating 146 new jobs.
A Monday news release says Coast Professional will make a $750,000 capital investment in its West Monroe center. The average compensation for the new jobs will be $36,500 annually, plus benefits.
The company already employs 125 workers, according to the release.
The expansion involves converting a former Sears Hometown store and renovating the interior space and parking area.
The governor's office said the company is expected to benefit from Louisiana's Enterprise Zone Program, which includes a tax credit of up to $3,500 for each new job created.
The company specializes in calls to resolve debt for federal customers, including government and student loans.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo - Futurecast breakdown
As homicides spike, demand for victims' assistance grows
Lane widening at I-10/I-12 split and College Drive starting Monday, expected to...
Emergency operators seeing rise in domestic violence calls
After pandemic hiatus, parade season ready to roll again in 2022