Health information company Office Ally recently announced a relocation to San Antonio, Texas, where it also will open a new call center and training facility. Moving trucks
may be a more common sight in the metropolitan area in the weeks leading up to the move, which is expected to be completed in late November.
Office Ally has seen rapid growth recently, spurring the need for more space. President and CEO Brian O'Neill said the company was taking 850 calls a day last year, and that number has skyrocketed to about 1,800. The company, which is now based in Vancouver, Washington, will open a 17,000-square-foot call center, which will accommodate an additional 150 employees after six months. It also has offices in Irvine, California.
"The new center will allow the company to better service clients located on the East Coast given the time difference," O'Neill said.
San Antonio recently topped ManpowerGroup's jobs outlook, because of a lower unemployment rate - 7.8 percent in August, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - and a lower cost of living. The area also has a favorable business climate, with lower tax rates and regulations.