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State and local leaders excited over new jobs, saying they ‘diversify’ W.Va.

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 12:22 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/14/21 @ 5:33 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A company that first located to Kanawha County several years ago has announced it is expanding and adding 100 new jobs.

“They are expanding their positions by a hundred new positions and everything,” said Gov. Jim Justice in an announcement Wednesday.

The company is a global sales and marketing consultancy that offers digital sales teams for the tech industry. They use technology to help other companies come up with sales and marketing strategies to boost profits.

N3 first <a href="https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Technology-firm-coming-to-Charleston-plans-to-bring-hundreds-of-jobs--442030183.html" target=_blank>brought more than 150 jobs to the tech park in 2017</a>.

“We are looking for people that can carry on a meaningful conversation with customers in a consultative approach and they have a great curiosity about technology and sales they thrive on competition,” said N3 Vice President of Operations, Ken Boggs.

West Virginia Secretary of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael said these jobs will help create more diversity in the state’s workforce and raise the quality of living.

“We look to your expansion in West Virginia from a technology standpoint, as well as just the quality of life for people here in West Virginia,” Carmichael said.

South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullins agrees and said this expansion helps benefit them, too.

“That is a hundred new people coming to our community, a hundred new people shopping, eating at our restaurants, being a part of South Charleston,” Mullins said.

Mullins expressed how important it is that the economy is not dependent on just one industry.

“We remember the days when we are dependent on the chemical industry. That was our sole dependency. We learned that you have all your eggs in one basket and those eggs leave you are in trouble,” Mullins said.

West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Ed Gaunch said this expansion is part of the state’s intentional effort to diversify and strengthen businesses in the Mountain State.

“All the resources of the state of West Virginia, the Development office of the Department of Commerce, any resource that we have available to us, we will make available to use,” Gaunch said.

<a href="https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Technology-firm-coming-to-Charleston-plans-to-bring-hundreds-of-jobs--442030183.html" target=_blank><u><b>UPDATE: N3 to fill 100 job openings</b></u></a>

ORIGINAL STORY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says 100 more jobs will be coming to the Kanawha Valley.

He made the announcement during a press conference on Wednesday.

Governor Justice says N3 will be having a job expansion at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.

N3 is a global sales and marketing consultancy. They offer a digital inside sales team for the tech industry. The company first opened in 2017 and were founded in 2004. The company has locations across five continents.

The company opened an office at the Tech Park in 2017. More than 150 employees are working there as of Wednesday and they are looking to add 100 more.

<a href="https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Technology-firm-coming-to-Charleston-plans-to-bring-hundreds-of-jobs--442030183.html" target=_blank><u><b>UPDATE: N3 to fill 100 job openings</b></u></a>

You find out more about the job openings at the company’s website here.

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