HAMILTON, OH -- A new joint venture between a local company and a Cincinnati-based Fortune 100 corporation could bring up to 300 jobs to the city in the next 12 months. A new company, KoncertIT, and the Kroger Co. are poised to open a call center and an information technology center at the Vora Technology Park on Knightsbridge Drive.
City Manager Joshua Smith said about 45 jobs should be created by the end of May with the balance of the positions coming by spring 2013. City officials said the call center jobs would pay between $11 and $15 an hour.
Smith said city officials have also been working with the state to develop a jobs tax credit for the deal that could be worth up to $430,000 if all of the job creation benchmarks are met. He said the city will also provide $50,000 for capital needs — such as office furniture and equipment — through its economic development revolving loan fund.