RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Virginia-based Intersections Inc., a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services, will establish a customer care center in Altavista. The project will create 250 new jobs.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “Identity theft protection is an incredibly important service for consumers and companies in today’s marketplace. Virginia provided Intersections with the right location, the right building opportunity and an environment that will encourage and appreciate this company’s community-minded spirit. We are pleased that this global company has chosen to open yet another facility in the Commonwealth and create 250 new jobs in Campbell County.”
“We are pleased to expand our customer service department and to create more solid jobs in Virginia,” said Michael Stanfield, CEO of Intersections. “Given its high-quality, stable work force, Altavista is a perfect location for our new center. It will allow us to continue to support our growing customer base with top-quality customer service assistance, while helping to stimulate the economy and provide jobs among a hard-working community.”
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high-value opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, IDENTITY GUARD(R) (www.identityguard.com). Intersections' consumer identity theft protection services have protected more than 30 million consumers.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Campbell County, the Town of Altavista and Region 2000 to secure the project for Virginia. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $100,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is also eligible to receive a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit.
“The Town of Altavista is excited to welcome Intersections to our community and we look forward to working with them for many years of shared prosperity,” said Town Mayor Rudy Burgess. “The Town appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with Campbell County and the Commonwealth to grow and diversify our local economy.” Campbell County Board of Supervisors member Stan Goldsmith added, “This announcement, coupled with the ongoing downtown revitalization, will also have a significant impact on retail and real estate businesses in the vibrant community of Altavista, as well as Campbell and northern Pittsylvania counties.”
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