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      Mortgage company bringing 100 jobs to Florence County

      Caliber Funding, a national mortgage lender, will open its new Correspondent Lending Operation in Florence County. The new facility is expected to generate 100 jobs over the next 12 months.

      "We were aware of the availability of a significant number of people who had correspondent lending experience in the past. These are the exact skill sets we need for our operation and felt this was a great chance to put many of these folks back to work right here in Florence," said Tag Gallaher, vice president of Operations at Caliber Funding, in a press release.

      "The support of the entire economic development team has been very helpful to us in our start up, and is sincerely appreciated," said Gallaher.

      Caliber Funding LLC is a national mortgage lender in Dallas, Texas. The company plans to locate its new operations at 2210 Enterprise Drive in Florence in July.

      "It is an exciting day for everyone in Florence County as we celebrate the addition of an outstanding new corporate citizen that will provide quality, good-paying jobs for the citizens in our community," said Florence County Council Chairman James Schofield.

      The company will employ underwriters, audit analysts, data entry staff, as well as client relations positions.

      Caliber Funding has already hired more than 35 employees who have started training in the ready SC building on Florence Darlington Technical College's campus.

      Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company can visit Caliber's career page here.