News : Up to 250 Jobs Coming to Downtown Peoria
Peoria, IL, USA, February 2017 -- A Wisconsin-based call-center provider is opening a new location in Downtown Peoria, according to a news release. Up to 250 jobs are expected to be created.
Straight Forward of Wisconsin intends to set up shop in leased space at 700 Main St., the release stated. The 13,000-square-foot facility has been an annex for First United Methodist Church, which is located adjacent to the property at Main Street and Perry Avenue.
The facility is to open by the end of March.
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"Good-faith negotiations with First United Methodist Church enabled us to lease this space and bring our business to Downtown Peoria," Rod Schwegel, the Straight Forward president, stated in the release.
"Our decision is predominately based on workforce and access to motivated salespeople."
The firm focuses on selling subscription-based services to customers nationwide, according to the release.
The site's operations manager is to be Jacque Grant, a native of Danvers and graduate of Illinois State University.
This is the sixth Straight Forward location and first outside of Wisconsin. The company's headquarters is in Sauk City, also the birthplace of the Culver's fast-food hamburger chain.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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