On Monday, December 9th, 2019, The City of Pueblo and PEDCO Welcomed MissionSide, the newest company to choose Pueblo, Colorado as the place to expand.
MissionSide is a census call center and will operate out of the old Express Scrips Building at Midtown Shopping Center, 1040 West 6th Street. They have already begun coordinating operation and spent Monday interviewing hundreds of people to fill the more than 500 customer service representative jobs that are available at the Pueblo site. The staff who fill these temporary positions will begin training in January to assist in the 2020 census.
Jeff Shaw welcomed MissionSide to Pueblo, noting the welcomed sight of hundreds of workers eagerly waiting to be interviewed for a position with the company. “Its fun to walk into a welcoming when you’ve got 500 people in line to get a job. Good sign for our workforce.”
Jeff noted that the census is very important to the economic work that PEDCO does. Prospects and site selectors use the census data to determine where to locate. The data is used to compare industries, communities, business climate and tax dollar allocation. A lot of grants are also issued based off the census, including for education, transportation, workforce development, public health and business loans. “So much that we do in the next 10 years is going to depend on the work that will be done by MissionSide.”
Mayor Gradisar, on behalf of the City of Pueblo, welcomed MissionSide, noting how much the building has changed since it was a Sears Warehouse. He was happy to walk through to see so many Puebloans eager to go to work.
Rod Slyhoff, CEO of the Greater Pueblo of Chamber of Commerce, “Missionside, thank you for being here, you do important work. We really appreciate your commitment to Pueblo, and we look forward to a long relationship.”
Adam Slagowski, president and CEO, was thankful for the warm welcome from the community. He was blown away by the number of candidates they had. He noted that this was the culmination of over the past 4 years of work, including reviewing over 100 facilities. Pueblo was 1 of the 10 facilities selected. “We immediately knew we had to have this place. Our familiarity with the community and the workforce here – It all just came together, it was a match made in heaven. We are just very thankful we found this facility, we are thankful to be in Pueblo, we are thankful for the workforce and we are thankful for your support.”
Staying true to PEDCO tradition, Adam Slagowski, CEO and Mark Cutler CFO were presented with the customary gift of white Stetson cowboy hats.