300 jobs are up for grabs at Ryla in Clovis

CLOVIS, California

The company, called Ryla, is looking to fill 300 positions by the end of this year. And with unemployment numbers still high, for many, these openings couldn't have come soon enough.

Business is bustling inside the Ryla call center in Clovis. Currently, the company has 300 employees. A lot of those people took part in a job fair last October. Now, Ryla is looking to add another 300 positions.

John Foulk said, "Well, our client has been very pleased with the service we've provided for them and they've had some increased need for service and they've asked us to bring on more people to help them out."

Those hired will take inbound calls from a major wireless provider. Pay starts at nine-dollars an hour, with additional incentives. But, for many, these days, the only incentive they need is getting back to work.

"I'm very pleased to be in the community here and able to hire people at a time when a lot of people have had to unfortunately let people go."

This is good news considering just last week, Clovis based, Schneider Electric sent out a round of lay-off notices. Right now, the unemployment rate in Fresno County is at 14-point-9 percent. In Clovis, the number stands at 8-percent.

"Everything helps."

Mike Dozier is with the Regional Jobs Initiative. The group's goal is to create jobs while supporting local businesses. He says while Ryla's expansion is encouraging, it's not enough for people to sustain a decent living.

Mike Dozier said, "We welcome the expansion and very happy for it, but I would rather see something along the lines along the lines of a manufacturing industry that's paying 20 dollars an hour with benefits expand."

Still, Dozier remains optimistic. He hopes others will do the same.

If you'd like to apply, you can do so online or in person.

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