EL PASO, Texas -- A big telecommunications company plans to more than double its El Paso workforce with two projects in east El Paso, formally announcing the expansion during a noon news conference Monday with city and county officials. (You can watch that entire announcement in the video player at the bottom of this article.)
Charter Spectrum - commonly known as simply Spectrum - already employs more than 800 people in the Sun City. It will receive tax incentives to expand its operations and hire 929 more employees for customer service and tech-chat centers.
According to a city presentation, one location will be at 8460 Gran Vista Drive and the other at 11950 Don Haskins Drive.
Employees will be paid on average about $20 per hour, which officials say is 28% above El Paso County's median wage.
The company sought more than $309,000 in fee waivers and tax incentives over 7 years. Those were approved on votes by the El Paso City Council and El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday morning.
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