U.S. Technologies Inc. has received approval from the Utah Department of Corrections to create and operate a call-center operation in the state's Olympus Correctional Facility in Draper.

According to a company press release, the call center will be established and operated in accordance with the Prison Industry Enhancement Program.U.S. Technologies has entered into a two-year agreement with the state and will initially employ 16 inmates, with the expectation of employing up to 50 inmates within the first six months of operation.

The company, based in Marietta, Ga., said the Utah facility should open on July 1. U.S. Technologies is a national outsourcing company.