By Joey McWilliams
BRYAN COUNTY – On Wednesday, Alorica in Durant hosted an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to network and to reach out to the community.
The event was held at the Choctaw Casino KOA and was set up as a rebranding celebration for Alorica.
Amanda Vilchis, senior recruiter at Alorica, said more than 18 businesses were in attendance.
“We just want the community to come out and let the local businesses show the community what they are about and what they have to offer,” Vilchis said.
“It helps us to build community partnerships. And that’s what we’re all about. We want the community to know that we are there for them and we are ready to partner with them in anything they need.”
“All the businesses that are coming in for now on are going to be healthcare-related businesses,” Vilchis said. “We actually have a really big one coming in and we are technically building our healthcare hub from the ground up.”
Among those in attendance Wednesday was the Bryan County TSET Healthy Living Program, an organization that works with city governments, schools, businesses and community institutions and organizations to educate the public about physical activity, nutrition and tobacco prevention.
Lesa Curry, a wellness coordinator with TSET, said the event was great.
“People have come in and taken the information,” Curry said. “Even if we reach just one person, one person to call our help line or give one person a tip on how to stay healthy or a recipe that they could use, then that’s a successful day.
Vilchis said Alorica is still a call center and is currently hiring for customer care advocates. Employees would advocate for those who call in.
“We have only 200 seats left to fill and we need to have those filled by December.”
For more information about Alorica, contact Vilchis at 580-916-4548.