New call center in Newport to hire 100

A new call center is opening in Northern Kentucky and expects to hire 100 workers.

The state announced this week that Defender Direct Inc., a dealer for ADT Security Services and Dish Network, will open a 14,000-square-foot center in Newport. It will be the fourth such call center for the company, which is based in Indianapolis.

State officials have approved tax breaks of as much as $750,000 over 10 years for the company.

People interested in applying for jobs at the site may go to or call the company's job line, 1-888-260-4473.