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IRS contract to create jobs in Wyoming County

WASHINGTON – The IRS has signed a deal in which two upstate New York companies will collect back taxes for the government, creating 600 jobs, including some at Pioneer Credit Recovery’s facilities in Wyoming County.

Pioneer will add up to 300 new workers as a result of the contract, splitting those jobs between its facilities in Perry, Arcade and the Town of Horseheads in Chemung County. In addition, ConServe Accounts Receivable Management of Fairport will add 300 jobs.

“The creation of roughly 600 middle-class jobs is great news for Wyoming, Chemung and Monroe counties,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., who announced the contracts.

“This is a smart federal investment that will not only create new, good-paying jobs, but also help inject new life into the upstate economy.”

According to the IRS, these private collection agencies go to work to collect back taxes after the agency itself has been unable to collect them. Collection agencies tend to work on older overdue tax accounts, and when the IRS lacks the resources to work on long-delinquent cases.

The new contract is particularly good news for Pioneer, which last year barely escaped huge layoffs resulting from the potential loss of a contract collecting delinquent student loans. The company currently employs 900 among its Perry, Arcade and Horseheads facilities.

“We would not be in the position to grow jobs in Western New York without the leadership and hard work from Chuck Schumer in the Senate, as well as the quality work and track record of our dedicated New York-based employees,” said Pioneer CEO Jack Frazier.

email: jzremski@buffnews.com

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