HAYS, Kan. (AP) NEW Corp. says it will close its calling center in Hays March 31.
The company made the announcement Tuesday to 280 employees in Hays.
The Hays Daily News reports NEW Corp. is the fifth-largest employer in Ellis County. It received significant incentives from the city of Hays, Ellis County and private investors when it opened in 2004.
NEW Corp official Terri Feely says the plant is closing because the company could not find enough qualified workers. He says NEW Corp. never reached its goal of having 450 employees and could not keep the plant running at full capacity.
Ellis County’s December unemployment rate was 2.9 percent.
Employees will receive severance packages or the chance to work from home or relocate to another plant.