LIBERTY - Two announcements this week will mean more jobs for Casey County, which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
Image Entry, a data processing service, plans to be up and running in a couple of weeks and will hire 50 people, said Arlan Sanders, executive director for the Liberty/Casey County Economic Development Authority.
Another job boost to the county comes with the approval of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to extend sewer service from Liberty to Tarter Gate Co. in Dunnville. The application was approved last week by Gov. Paul Patton and the state Department for Local Government.
The data processing business will be located in a 6,000-square-foot area in Liberty Square shopping center on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.
Sanders said the firm will hire 50 people now and plans to expand later to hire up to 150. The company is looking at working two shifts, he said.