Call center company hiring 600 in Thurston County

Affiliated Computer Services, a division of Xerox that operates an in-bound call center in Tumwater, expects to hire another 600 people in South Sound.

As a result that will boost the company's total employment here to more than 1,000 people. In addition to creating more jobs, ACS plans to expand into a 39,000-square-foot building at 8535 Commerce Place N.E. in Hawks Prairie. Although the company plans to expand, it will retain its existing site in Tumwater, spokesman Bill McKee said.

Job applicants can apply online at or visit the ACS site in Tumwater at 7219 Cleanwater Boulevard, building #15, during regular business hours. ACS also is hiring during an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 3. The company pays a range of hourly wages, starting at about $9, McKee said. Job applicants also can call ACS at 360-786-0373 Ext. 2609.

ACS plans to hire another 660 in Federal Way.

(This blog post has been updated to reflect new information.)