More Than 100 Area Jobs Secured Through Digital Works

New Fiber Broadband Upgrade Will Offer Further Employment Opportunities

Gallipolis, Ohio – Digital Works has been part of the Gallipolis community for nearly two years and has connected area adults with more than 100 modern, online jobs. Digital Works program leadership is proud to announce a recent fiber broadband upgrade to the Gallipolis facility, located at 859 3rd Avenue, which opens the door for additional online career opportunities with leading national companies.

Digital Works connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations by providing training, mentorship, and job placement assistance, as well as the opportunity for advanced careers. Many program graduates benefit from the work-at-home opportunities available with the more than 50 employers with which Digital Works has a partnership. Those without Internet access at home work from the Digital Works facility.

“Digital Works offers a very unique opportunity to this area,” said Sherri Shaw, Facilitator of the Digital Works Gallipolis location. “Our program offers more than minimum wage while being able to work from the comfort of your own home or from our center.”

“There’s no other workforce training program that offers the full package like Digital Works,” said Stu Johnson, Vice President of Digital Works. “We are able to offer employer-customized training to high-quality candidates and have those candidates working within weeks.”

The upgrade to fiber is expected to provide necessary bandwidth in a more robust fashion. Cable connections share bandwidth with other customers nearby, and in periods where there is heavier simultaneous usage, all customers are affected. Fiber provides a dedicated connection that will consistently achieve the service speeds and not be impacted by peak usage times of other customers. Because of the infrastructure and technical components of fiber broadband, it is much less likely to be impacted by external environmental conditions, making it more reliable.

The Digital Works – Gallipolis facility fiber upgrade is made possible by a contribution from AT&T Ohio.

“The Digital Works program in Gallipolis is essential for many local residents who are anxious to develop the skills needed in the digital economy,” said Adam Grzybicki, AT&T Ohio President. “I want to thank State Rep. Ryan Smith for all of his work in Columbus to support legislation to further incent broadband investment so constituents in his district can obtain the training, and eventually careers, in the twenty-first century workforce.”

“Having faster broadband speeds means our participants can apply for premier industry positions with companies that have stricter connection speed requirements,” said Shaw. “These are great jobs with good benefits and higher starting wages. The fiber upgrade will also improve overall performance for everyone working from our facility.”

“I work from the center because I can’t get Internet at my home,” said Iesha, a Gallipolis program graduate. “I’ve noticed the faster connection speeds, which helps me reach bonuses.”

“My call scripts are popping up on the screen faster, which makes it quicker to move on to the next call,” said Kathy, a Gallipolis program graduate. “I have call metrics that have to be met, so faster Internet speeds mean better metrics and more pay.”

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About Digital Works
Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation, Inc., connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations. Digital Works offers a technology and client-services training program, along with continued mentorship toward opportunities for advanced IT careers. Graduates of the program can choose to work from home or from a Digital Works center. Since the program launch in Ohio in June 2013, more than 500 people have secured employment.

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