News : Comcast Bringing 1,100 Call-center Jobs to Tucson
Tucson, AZ, May 21, 2015 -- Comcast plans to hire 1,125 new workers for a call center to open later this year in Tucson, partly because of the area's significant Spanish-speaking population.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced the cable provider's plans from his offices to mark the largest expected corporate openings in Arizona during his tenure so far.
"Comcast's decision to expand its presence in Tucson is excellent news for our state, and the latest validation that we're open and ready for business," he said in a statement. "This is a huge win for our state, and we're thrilled to help this great company grow and thrive in Arizona."
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Beyond the pay, Comcast is offering the workers health-care coverage, tuition reimbursement and free cable service and discounted prices on its other services, including Internet access and home security.
The company has been considering a call center in Tucson for more than a year, Child said. It has not finalized its location for the center and has no plans to build one, he said. The location will feature a fitness center for employees, he said.
The company hopes to make about 15 percent of the Tucson hires either military veterans or family members of veterans, Child said. That is part of Comcast's recent pledge to hire 10,000 such workers by 2017.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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