Corbett Joins Comcast Officials in Formally Opening Harrisburg Customer Support
projected to add 100 new jobs, reach 600 employees by the end of 2014
to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today joined
Comcast officials to officially open the company’s Harrisburg Customer Support
Center that has added 425 new positions and is expected to create another 100
jobs in the region by the end of the year.
partnership with Comcast means 600 job opportunities for Pennsylvanians in the
mid-state,” said Corbett. “Comcast’s investment is a testament to the talent
and available workforce of the region, and by working together, we are building
a stronger Pennsylvania.”
established a regional Customer Support Center handling calls from across the
Northeast Division, which serves almost eight million customers in 14
northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The company has entered into a 10-year lease at the former EarthLink building
in Susquehanna Township and has invested approximately $12 million in leasehold
improvements, computer and communication equipment.
facility is currently staffed by more than 500 employees, 425 of whom have
filled new positions created through the commonwealth’s investment. Another 100
new positions are expected to be filled by year’s end, bringing total employees
at the center to more than 600.
“We knew when we selected
Harrisburg as the location for our newest customer support center that it was
an ideal mid-state location with a strong and talented labor market,” said Jim
Samaha, regional senior vice president of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We could
not be more excited by the strong, talented, committed team we’ve been able to
hire, and look forward to welcoming new team members who will be focused on
providing the best possible customer service.”
Governor Corbett joined Comcast to announce its plans to develop the ‘Comcast
Innovation and Technology Center’ in Center City, Philadelphia. The $1.2
billion, 59-story mixed-use tower is expected to create more than 20,000 direct
and indirect jobs during construction and at least 1,500 new Comcast positions.
The center will become the dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce
of technologists, engineers and software architects.
that by investing in our infrastructure, investing in education, and investing
in our workforce, we are putting jobs first and Pennsylvanians are finding jobs
again here in Pennsylvania,” Corbett said.
2012, Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a
comprehensive roadmap to economic recovery that harnessed the state’s resources
and talents to prioritize private-sector job creation and retention. Today,
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been
growing on a consistent basis for nearly four years.
information about Governor Corbett’s commitment to JOBS1st PA visit www.pa.gov.
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