TV provider DISH is expanding its Tulsa operation with the addition of a new sales and retention center. Some employees have already been hired as the company moves to add 250 new jobs. Before the expansion the Tulsa office already employed 600 in service and support roles in an adjacent office.
The company held a ribbon cutting on February 6 to celebrate with their employees and invited Commerce staff who worked to bring the expansion to Oklahoma. Company leaders remarked on the available workforce in the Tulsa region and quick ramp-up of operations.
“It didn’t take long for us to realize that choosing Tulsa as the location for our new Sales and Retention center was the right move,” said Jeremy Scholl, director of direct sales for DISH.
While not yet fully staffed, the company says the Tulsa team has already taken more than half a million retention calls and added nearly 2,000 new customers.
“…I can honestly say we have never seen a site launched as seamlessly and successfully as here in Tulsa,” said Kieran Callaghan, DISH vice president of direct sales. “This success in part includes access to such a deep pool of new candidates with equal parts talent, integrity and work ethic.”
Justin McLaughlin of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier also spoke. Both welcomed the company and talked about the importance of high-paying jobs to the community and how industry diversity strengthens the state and builds wealth for Oklahomans.