GRAND RAPIDS -- Overcoming political and local control hurdles, five emergency call-taking centers in Kent County will be trimmed to two next year and dispatching functions are likely to follow suit.
For 911 callers, it should bring a quicker response from police, fire and ambulance units and stop the complications of repeating a story multiple times.
You can apply online at kgb.com/careers, as well as in person at KGB's facility at 5420 Millstream Road.
The move marks a 20 percent boost from its 100,000 seasonal hires a year ago.
The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales for the November and December period to rise 3.6 percent to 5.8 billion.
Finding a working model has been more than 20 years in the making.
Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom said there were "technical and political" processes that slowed the new model.