Danville company Telvista is adding 150 new jobs

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A company in Danville is expanding and creating 150 new, full-time jobs.

Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Thursday morning that Telvista will be partnering with a new "vehicle diagnostic testing tool" company.

Telvista isn't releasing the name of the company at this time.

Leaders say these will be full time jobs with competitive wages and performance bonus incentives.

"Over the past ten years we have been an economy that has struggled with jobs in the area so we are excited to have this opportunity and be a part of bridging that gap and bringing more jobs to this area," Telvista Site Director Lisa Wallace said.

The job postings are posted now and there are bilingual opportunities available. Leaders say they hope to have all of the jobs filled by December of this year.

"We are interested in folks who have a minimum of one year customer service experience and some sales experience as well," Wallace said.

This is the second expansion they've had in the past year and a half.

The economic development announcement happened Thursday morning at the Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training on 121 Slayton Avenue in Danville.

Mary Rae Carter, special advisor for rural partnerships for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also spoke at the ceremony.

Telvista has about 500 workers in Danville now.

This will put the call center almost at capacity with a total of 650 jobs, which opened in April of 2005.

Company leaders say the number of jobs available fluctuates depending on seasonal spikes and company contracts.