Atlanta-based Chime Solutions plans to hire 250 life and health insurance agents as part of an agreement that includes up to $125,000 in city hiring grants as well as state-backed community college training for prospective hires.
Chime made the announcement Tuesday afternoon with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and councilman James Mitchell, who leads the city workforce and business development committee. Urban League of Central Carolinas CEO Teddy McDaniel also participated in the announcement.
Chime opened a 75,000-square-foot call center in University City’s Innovation Park last fall. At the time, executives with the customer-care outsourcing company pledged to hire 400 workers and grow to 1,000 by the end of 2020. Their initial investment did not include any local or state incentives. The new positions will be work-from-home jobs and will not require additional office space.