Ryla Inc., a provider of outsourced call center and customer contact solutions has selected the Mobile County community of Saraland, Ala. as the site for its Gulf Coast expansion plans. Ryla will make a capital investment of approximately $8.5 million in establishing a regional headquarters, a corporate data center, and a regional customer contact center. This project is anticipated to create approximately 1,200 full-time positions with an average base wage of $21,754 plus bonus and benefits. Ryla anticipates the first 400 jobs to be created by early summer 2009 and the remaining 800 jobs to be created by the end of 2011.
Mark Wilson, who co-founded Ryla with his wife Shelly Wilson in 2001, serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Wilson said significant growth created the need to increase operations outside of the Georgia area.
“We are proud to be expanding into the Mobile area by hiring and creating more than 1,000 jobs over the next few years,” said Wilson. “Ryla applauds Governor Bob Riley as well as state and local leadership for approving incentives that fuel economic development and create employment opportunities domestically.”