Charter Communications to Hire 20000 US Workers
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 24, 2017,
Mar 24, 2017, 19:55
According to Trump, Charter would completely end its offshore call centers, choosing to base 100% of its call centers here in the U.S. This will include a new call center in McAllen, Texas, "Where they will create 600 new American jobs".
"We are really in the process of announcements and you're going to see thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs and companies and everything coming back into our country", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, flanked by Rutledge and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The company said in October it planned to add 20,000 jobs as part of its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
"This is great for their workers, it's great for the customers and it's certainly great for the United States", said President Trump in making the announcement.
Chief Executive Tom Rutledge Friday pledged to hire 20,000 USA workers and invest $25 billion over the next four years at an event with President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to trumpet a jobs announcement that had been in the works for some time.
Rutledge has previously hinted that he'd be very happy if the Trump administration reversed the FCC's Title II classification decision, which would by proxy erode the agency's consumer protection authority - and the nation's net neutrality rules. It plans to invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years.
On Friday, Rutledge gave the company's ongoing capital expenditure a fresh coat of paint, saying the company was "excited about the opportunity in the right regulatory climate and the right tax climate to make major infrastructure investments".
"We're embracing a new economic model - the American model", proclaimed Trump at the event.
Charter also touted its plans to open a new bilingual call center in McAllen, Texas and said it expects to employ 600 there by the end of 2018.