$24 million investment expected to create 644 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 4, 2013 – Time Warner Cable, a provider of cable television and Internet services, today announced plans to expand its operations in Lexington County. The $24 million investment is expected to generate 644 new jobs over the next year.
“Even in a recovering economy, Time Warner Cable continues to grow and is pleased to offer valuable, good paying jobs in Columbia,” said Carol Hevey, executive vice president, Time Warner Cable East. “The addition of 644 jobs, which increases our South Carolina workforce by more than 50 percent, emphasizes our strong commitment to South Carolina.”
Time Warner Cable plans to expand its Retention Center, Telesales Operations Support and Payment Services departments at its West Columbia campus located at 3347 Plat Springs Road. The company currently employs nearly 1,300 across the state.
“We are excited to start the year off with today’s job-creating announcement by Time Warner Cable. We celebrate the company’s decision to expand with a $24 million investment and 644 new jobs in West Columbia. While we work to bring new companies to South Carolina, it speaks to the strength of our state’s business-friendly climate when existing businesses like Time Warner Cable succeed and grow,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Time Warner Cable is the largest cable provider in South Carolina and the second largest in the country. The company provides residential customers with video, high speed Internet and digital phone, and business customers with a range of communication solutions and tools, including cloud services, for all size businesses.
“Time Warner Cable has been an important part of our state’s business community for years and today’s announcement shows they are committed to growing in South Carolina. The company’s growth will bring good-paying jobs that will have an impact throughout Lexington County and the Midlands as a whole,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The jobs will fill the new, centralized in-house Retention Center, Telesales Operations Support department and Payment Services department. Time Warner Cable is currently hiring for the new positions. A job fair will be held at the Platt Springs office on January 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should visit the company’s careers website at http://jobs.timewarnercable.
About Time Warner Cable Carolinas
Time Warner Cable Carolinas provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 2.1 million residential and business customers. Its more than 7,900 local employees serve customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high?speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
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