California Tribe Creates New Jobs with Opening of Call Center

Dec 20, 2018 | News, Online Lending, Tribal Sovereignty

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe opened a new call center for its Tribal lending business in Lake County, California earlier this month that could provide up to 80 new jobs in the area. According to reports, the tribe’s call center will handle “inquiries from customers of the tribe’s lending and financial institutions.”

Sherry Treppa, Chairperson of the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe, announced the new call center on December 1. “We are excited to bring our call center operations to our own Lake County community, which we all know has been through a lot this year,” said Treppa. “Not only does this brand new facility represent economic development for our area, but also for our Tribe, as we work toward self-sufficiency for our people. We are proud of the relationships we’ve built with Lake County leaders and residents alike, and we look forward to a continued and meaningful partnerships across the region and the state.”

The new jobs will be a welcome relief for residents, who lived through the worst fire complex in their state’s history just a few months ago. The fire burned over 700 square miles of land and destroyed more than 250 homes and buildings.

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe has been busy helping local residents get back on their feet after the fire. Not only did the tribe build the new call center, but it also partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to open a new Disaster Recovery Center that provides resources to fire victims.  

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