300 jobs coming to Horry County

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation on Monday announced that California-based company Greenwood Hall is planning to hire more than 300 jobs in the Myrtle Beach area.

The company provides contact management solutions for education institutions, including enrollment management solutions, new student recruitment, re-engagement of students who have dropped out of an institution and student support solutions, according to a press release.

The company is moving its headquarters from California and plans to hire for 317 jobs at $15 an hour plus benefits in Myrtle Beach, according to the release. Initially, the company will lease space from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in the Market Common.

Myrtle Beach EDC President Josh Kay said the company will received $75,000 over three years in incentives, provided they hire the 317 jobs and make a capital investment of $1.4 million.

The company’s clients include HGTC, The University of Alabama and Troy University.

The company in August hired Bill Bradfield as it’s new CEO according to Globe Newswire, following the resignation of former CEO John Hall.

The change followed a reports of payroll issues, according to KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas, where the company has a call center.

The station reported that an estimated 60 part-time employees lost their jobs after staffing agency Staffing Texas allegedly terminated its contract with Greenwood Hall.

Hall resigned in July, and KBTX-TV reported the company’s board had told Hall of its belief that he had committed “gross negligence in the performance of his duties.”

A job fair for Greenwood Hall is Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SC Works located at 200 Victory Lane in Conway. The company is hiring customer service representatives, supervisory staff, support services and management, according to the press release.

Christian Boschult: 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian