Vesta bringing 300 jobs to GA

ALPHARETTA, GA (AP) - Electronic payments processor Vesta is planning to open a call center in Alpharetta and hopes to hire 300 employees.

The Portland-based company said Wednesday it is now hiring a dozen workers to start Jan. 3, and plans to hire the remaining employees between Jan. 10 and the end of March.

Local development officials welcomed the announcement. Tedra Cheatham of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce said the news is "just what we need."

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