Collections company to conduct interviews today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 16, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; A collections company will interview applicants today through Saturday at the city’s council chambers, local economic development officials confirmed Wednesday.

Late last month, the company &045; which local economic development officials are bound by a confidentiality agreement not to name &045; solicited applications from the local workforce.

The surveys asked applicants for names, addresses, years of experience, former employers, their ability to travel and availability to work, and their resumes.

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The company, which is seriously considering Natchez-Adams as a site for a call center, received 82 applications, said Michael Ferdinand.

Ferdinand serves as the executive director of the Natchez-Adams County Economic Development Authority.

&uot;If they can get the people (to work there), they’re ready to sign a lease,&uot; Ferdinand said.

The company is looking for applicants in these job categories: account managers, collections, medical billings, investigations and clerical support.

Good communication and computer skills are also a must, Ferdinand has said.

The company’s representatives are also expected to meet later this week with local officials to review the possibility of collecting past-due amounts for government agencies.