DIRECTV Opens Call Center In US

El Segundo-based satellite television provider DIRECTV announced yesterday that it is opening a new call center. The company said that the call center will be its fourth, and will employ up to 800 people. Bucking the trend of locating call centers in either India or the Phillipines, DIRECTV is locating the center in Missoula, Montana, which the company said it located after a nationwide search. DIRECTV said that it chose Missoula because of its quality workforce, technology infrastructure, and the opportunity for DIRECTV to be one of the state's leading employers.