CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - One of Cape Girardeau's biggest employers is growing.
"NARS is in the process of adding 100-plus new jobs to our call center facility," company founder Chris Buehrle announced during a Tuesday morning news conference.
"These new customer care positions will bring our workforce to over 600 people and growing," Buehrle added.
Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger applauded the new jobs, and the company's stability during trying economic times.
"It's very reassuring for a mayor to drive down William Street these days and see that parking lot full at all times," Rediger said.
NARS also announced its daycare center is now open to the public, with hours aimed at local working parents.
"I know that a lot of working parents are thankful that the daycare doesn't close at 5:00 or 6:00," Buehrle said. "In fact, it's open until 7:00 or 8:00, giving them the ability to facilitate their own working schedules."
Buehrle says he can't believe it's already been five years since he brought his company and hundreds of new jobs to his hometown.
"It's nice to sit down with a pencil and paper and draw up what you think would be a nice facility and would be a success in a particular area," Buehrle said. "But, to see it happen and come to fruition is just really, really rewarding for everybody.
The NARS daycare currently serves 50 children, and is staffed to handle 90. For more information on open slots, call 332-0542.
NARS is already in the process of hiring new workers.
You can find more information about those jobs at www.narsnet.com.