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Sykes to 600 news jobs over the next year

September 29, 2010

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ben Fox   803-734-2100   bfox@gov.sc.gov

Gov. Sanford Celebrates Grand Opening of Sykes Enterprises in Sumter

Columbia, S.C. – September 29, 2010 – Today Gov. Sanford joined company executives, economic development officials and local leaders to celebrate the Grand Opening of Sykes Enterprises’ new call center in Sumter. Sykes, a global leader in providing outsourced customer contact management services, will be creating 600 news jobs over the next year.

“Sykes Enterprises is a world-class company, and we’re incredibly pleased that they’ve decided to expand their operations here in South Carolina,” Gov. Sanford said. “In just a little over 30 years Sykes has gone from being a small three-man firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, to now leading the globe in the customer contact management industry – with a presence in 24 countries and an employee base of over 51,000 people. South Carolina is proud to be part of that story, and I’d simply thank the company’s leaders for the trust they’ve place in our state.

“It’s worth remembering, as well, that this Grand Opening comes in the wake of what continues to be a successful year of jobs and investment announcements by our Commerce Department. In fact, last year our state led the entire Southeast in job recruitment, and in just the last several months we’ve made six 1,000-plus job announcements. Boeing’s decision to land in North Charleston last fall marked the largest economic development announcement in state history. And we’ve made strides in rural economic development, including six project announcements in Hampton, Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell Counties totaling over 1,200 new jobs.”

Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, Sykes Enterprises has operations in Kingstree, Greenwood, and Sumter.

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