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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Metro Business Report.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development recently announced that The Home Depot will establish a new national customer service operation in Utah. The move will create 691 new jobs for Utahns, with 181 of those jobs paying 125 percent of the average Weber County wage.
In addition to the 10-year post-performance incentive, 100 Home Depot employees will receive special training thanks to training grants offered jointly by the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College and the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
That instruction, in areas such as new-hire training, effective communication and leadership development, is a service the State of Utah provides relocating and local companies to help them strengthen their business and prepare for growth.
The State estimates that The Home Depot will pay more than 2.6 million dollars in new state tax revenue, and will pay employees new state wages in excess of 2.5 million dollars.
This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.