A deal forged Wednesday between a public employee union and Contra Costa County officials means that the county can still compete to put an Obamacare call center with 205 new jobs in Richmond or Concord.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 512 gave ground on pay and the county agreed to hire new employees rather than transfer existing workers, according to the Contra Costa Times. The starting pay is $55,747 a year and tops out at $71,848 a year plus benefits.
County supervisors still have to decide if the call center, which will help people navigate the Affordable Care Act as it’s rolled out in California, will be in Richmond or Concord. Both cities are angling for the jobs the call center will bring.