Company bringing 100 jobs here

Rural Sourcing makes announcement this afternoon

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 2:17 PM
Last updated 3:37 PM
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Rural Sourcing, Inc., a technology company that touts itself as restoring outsourced work to America, announced Tuesday that it will locate to Augusta, creating 100 jobs.

 “Essentially when you get down to it we are in the business of bringing jobs back to the United States,” CEO Monty Hamilton said in a press conference held by the Development Authority of Richmond County, which worked with the state to recruit the company to Augusta.

Atlanta-based Rural Sourcing, Inc. is an arm of Clarkston Consulting, and its employees write code for computers. The company’s work runs the gamut from making applications for iPhones to creating high-level computer systems for clients such as R.J. Reynolds.

The company will be based downtown in Enterprise Mill and has already hired three workers who will start Monday, said Ingrid Miller, the company’s director for operations.

Miller said she hopes to have at least another 10 workers begin by Jan. 1 and for the company to expand to 100 employees within three to five years.

Salary for a new graduate who is hired would likely range between $35,000 and $45,000, not including benefits and bonuses, Hamilton said.

The company is accepting resumes at http://www.ruralsource.com/careers.aspx

 In a statement, Gov. Sonny Perdue said:

“Georgia’s highly-skilled pipeline of talent for high tech companies will certainly be an asset to the Rural Sourcing Augusta development center. The company’s expansion will boost the local economy and provide job opportunities for Augusta-area residents.”

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dani
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dani 11/30/10 - 03:21 pm
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This is another call center,

This is another call center, right?

andrew412
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andrew412 11/30/10 - 03:21 pm
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Rural Sourcing, Inc.

Rural Sourcing, Inc. specializes in "domestic sourcing" of jobs, AKA keeping jobs in America. Sounds like a great business plan to me.

Chillen
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Chillen 11/30/10 - 03:34 pm
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Absolutely andrew412! This

Absolutely andrew412! This is double good! Good for Augusta and good for the USA. Keep our jobs here and stop sending them overseas!

From their website they look like they hire IT professionals to handle technology calls for other firms. They look for low cost U.S. areas to locate their call centers in so that their employees can have a good quality of life.

Welcome to the CSRA Rural Sourcing! I moved here (Columbia Co) several years ago & love it! Great bang for your buck, great schools plus almost all of the convenience of a big city like Atlanta (without the hideous traffic).

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 11/30/10 - 03:40 pm
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Hold on IT jobs?? We'll see.

Hold on IT jobs?? We'll see. I am Comptia A+ Certified.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/30/10 - 03:41 pm
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It's not a call center. It

It's not a call center. It handles IT work for companies. Their big claim is that they can compete with India and other off shore countries because they are located in small town USA where labor and expenses are cheap. I wonder what they will pay if that's the case? It's a relatively new company started about 5 years ago. There are located in Little Rock, AR and NC.

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 11/30/10 - 03:57 pm
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Chillen Augusta is far far

Chillen Augusta is far far from Atlanta or her suburbs. I like Atlanta traffic and all!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/30/10 - 04:07 pm
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I lived just outside and

I lived just outside and worked in a big city, Wash. DC, for almost 5 years and was happy to leave. I would have kept working for the people I was working for, if they would have sent me here. To each his own, but I'll take Augusta and the CSRA any old day over any big city.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 11/30/10 - 04:22 pm
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Goshen, to your comment

Goshen, to your comment "Chillen Augusta is far far from Atlanta or her suburbs. I like Atlanta traffic and all!!" I would say, MOVE THERE! please.

Chillen
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Chillen 11/30/10 - 04:27 pm
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I say move there too! I

I say move there too! I lived in Atlanta for 10 years and 2 other major cities as well. It sucked. Give me sleepy Augusta any old day.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/30/10 - 04:42 pm
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I've lived in Orlando,

I've lived in Orlando, Charlotte, Miami, Wash D.C., NY Metro, and on my second "tour" of the ole ATL. They all have pluses and minuses. Still love to come home to Augusta. There is no place like home.

BuzzGT
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BuzzGT 11/30/10 - 04:47 pm
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This is min. wage - $9.00 per

This is min. wage - $9.00 per hour jobs with a few top $ jobs for a few they will bring here to start up.....we had a company just like this one come to our plant about 5 years ago....and they installed a lean practice , and the only thing they did was cut jobs and leaned other workers out the door by working them to death.....and they hired TEMPS from the local job services for half the salary of the former employees, and to top it off......they raised production speeds up so high the workers did not have time to check quality standards on the production line....so quality dropped and its still that way.

Heres a list of what RSI will do....from the RSI website
• Domestic IT outsourcing for:
• Application development
• Business application management
• Staff augmentation
• Low cost of living US-based locations
• Competitively priced with offshore firms
• Easily expandable and collapsible staffing
• Lean agile development methodology
• Proven experience and tailored services
• Experienced, dedicated IT professionals
• Experience with Industry Standards and American business practices
• On-site and off-site resources

countyman
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countyman 11/30/10 - 05:06 pm
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Augusta is turning into a

Augusta is turning into a little Austin with all the job growth lately.... The company is moving downtown and has already hired three people....

The governor sent out a press release annoucing the new jobs.

''Salary for a new graduate who is hired would likely range between $35,000 and $45,000, not including benefits and bonuses, Hamilton said''.

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 11/30/10 - 05:06 pm
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I see that they should have

I see that they should have filmed the Walking Dead here in Augusta. Plenty of the Zombie type here in town.

Hatfield0278
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Hatfield0278 11/30/10 - 05:09 pm
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BuzzGT the article says that

BuzzGT the article says that the average salary will be between $35,000 - $45,000. That's about double your $9/hr figure (52 weeks x 40 hours/week = 2080 hours per year. 2080 x $9 = $18,720). In this economy I'm happy when any business decides to expand/open in Augusta. Welcome to Augusta Rural Sourcing!

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 11/30/10 - 05:11 pm
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Whats the Average salary at

Whats the Average salary at ADP? Remember them.

countyman
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countyman 11/30/10 - 05:22 pm
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The average salary at ADP is

The average salary at ADP is around $35k I believe.. I've heard nothing but great things from the ADP employees.. Rumor is ADP will build a second facility next to their $40 million 160k square feet building.. Once the current facility reaches maximum capacity...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/30/10 - 05:46 pm
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Sure ADP is a big national

Sure ADP is a big national company that pays pretty well and intends to expand as Countyman says. NOW that one was a big catch. Let's hope this one works out, too.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 11/30/10 - 05:56 pm
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Deke can breathe a sigh of

Deke can breathe a sigh of relief and come out from hiding at his beach house.
He has work to do. He has to earn his salary. He has a ribbon to cut.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/30/10 - 06:26 pm
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4:56 hahaha

4:56 hahaha

countyman
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countyman 11/30/10 - 07:45 pm
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Another company is investing

Another company is investing and creating jobs in the city of Augusta.

The city definitely needs those 100 IT jobs. I love living in Augusta/Richmond County and watching the city grow up... Even Bizjournals decided to print a article today...
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2010/11/30/rural-sourcing-adding...

Having the #1 ranked school(Davidson) in the entire state and a top 10 school(AR Johnson) is a big plus for Richmond County....

countyman
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countyman 11/30/10 - 07:42 pm
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The company's website listed

The company's website listed below...

http://www.ruralsource.com/

countyman
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countyman 11/30/10 - 08:12 pm
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Here is the company's website

Here is the company's website listed below...

http://www.ruralsource.com

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/30/10 - 08:56 pm
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We need a car factory or

We need a car factory or something of that sort. Zone Gordon Highway an "industry zone" instead of "war zone."

dailychroniclereader1
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dailychroniclereader1 11/30/10 - 11:40 pm
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When will people understand

When will people understand that the mayor had nothing to do with the location of this company to Augusta? Give credit where credit is due. Walter Sprouse and his staff did this.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/01/10 - 01:39 am
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Countyman, lets just hope

Countyman, lets just hope they don't get mugged, shot, raped or killed while in the downtown area since our government could care less about public safety.

WW1949
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WW1949 12/01/10 - 10:15 am
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Insider, If I had a beach

Insider, If I had a beach house I would go to it on holidays also. Wouldn't you, or would you just type on your keyboard and critize those that can. By the way, if I wanted one I could buy it with no problem. Be happy that new jobs are comming to Augusta. That is possible isn't it?

Many Arrows
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Many Arrows 12/01/10 - 11:27 am
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Wonderful News, this is. Let

Wonderful News, this is.

Let there me more announcements like this.

countyman
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countyman 12/01/10 - 12:41 pm
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The salaries range from $35k

The salaries range from $35k to $80k... New graduates salaries range from $35k to $45k...

AsitisinAug, I live directly on Broad street and feel safe. But let's ask Austin Rhodes if he was ever shot, raped, or killed downtown. I think Austin lived in one of the loft apartments at Enterprise Mill before. Fat Man's cafe relocated to Enterprise Mill this year. Queensborough bank expanded their Enterprise Mill location a few months ago. It includes a drive-thru banking facility. Provides Teller assistance and a 24 hour ATM.

The immediate downtown(CBD) area is fairly safe. The outskirts of parts of Laney Walker or East Augusta is where the poverty is. Laney Walker between Walton Way and Laney Walker Boulevard is changing for the better rapidly. Everybody know it's all about location, location, and location. Laney Walker is between the Central Business District and the Medical District.

stephr721
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stephr721 12/02/10 - 01:43 pm
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Would love to know why my

Would love to know why my post was deleted.

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