Wednesday, state and local leaders celebrated the grand opening of a new business in Sumter. The grand opening of Sykes Enterprises’ new call center in Sumter was attended by Gov. Mark Sanford along with conpany executives, economic development officials and local leaders as they celebrated the creation of 600 new jobs coming to the area during the next year.
A little more than 30 years ago, Sykes began as a small three-man firm in Charlotte and now has an employee base of over 51,000 people. Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, Sykes Enterprises has operations in Kingstree, Greenwood and Sumter.
The governor said that in the last year our state led the entire Southeast in job recruitment, and in just the past several months has made six 1,000-plus job announcements.