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Company opening call and sales center in RR, creating 224 jobs

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A California-based technology solutions company plans to open a call and sales center in Rio Rancho, creating 224 jobs paying $45,000 to $65,000 a year, Gov. Susana Martinez announced at a news conference at City Hall on Monday.

PCM will occupy a portion of the HP center in the City Center in August, working on the third floor of the building’s south side. The tech company will begin hiring entry-level to managerial positions in July.

Martinez announced the tech company’s expansion to Rio Rancho alongside Mayor Gregg Hull, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and Matt Geisel, city economic development and business relations manager.

“PCM, congratulations on your success, we are thrilled that you chose New Mexico and, of course, we’re going to do everything to make sure that you have an amazing success right here in the Land of Enchantment,” Martinez said.

Barela thanked Martinez and Geisel for helping secure the deal between New Mexico and PCM, saying Martinez’s meeting with the tech company’s CEO in March and Geisel’s introductory meeting in January were instrumental.

Geisel and Albuquerque Economic Development President Gary Tonjes traveled to California at the beginning of the year to speak with PCM about the state’s opportunities for the company’s expansion.

Kris Rogers, project manager for the PCM’s Rio Rancho expansion, said the company was looking for a location to house a future call and sales center when they were approached by Tonjes and Geisel.

“We look for locations where we believe we have great access to talent and the ability to do it in a cost effective way,” she said.

According to Matt Geisel, the city’s economic development and business relations manager, PCM will employ 224 employees over the next four years and will bring a $12 million payroll to the city.

The company provides technology solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses, government and educational institutions as well as individual consumers across the U.S. and Canada.

The tech company will receive $700,000 in state LEDA funding to invest in infrastructure improvements and will be provided $568,676 in funds from the state’s Job Training Incentive Program to train 79 employees.