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Two Companies Expected To Add Several Hundred Jobs In The Region

 Downtown Rochester skyline view.
Max Schulte
Downtown Rochester skyline view.

Two companies will be bringing 600 jobs in Western New York and the Southern Tier.

That according to New York Senator Charles Schumer, who says that Pioneer and ConServe have been awarded federal contracts to help the IRS collect unpaid taxes.

Schumer says the jobs will be coming to Monroe, Wyoming and Chemung Counties.

Pioneer now has three facilities in the region, two in Wyoming County in the towns of Arcade and Perry and another in Chemung County in Horseheads.  That company expects to hire up to 300 people.

ConServe, which has operations in Fairport, also expects to be able to add around 300 workers.

The IRS says the private collection agencies will work on accounts where taxpayers owe money, but the IRS is no longer actively working the accounts.

Schumer says that several factors contribute to the agency assigning the accounts to private collection agencies, including older, overdue tax accounts or a lack of resources that prevents the IRS from working the cases.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.