Time Warner Cable, a provider of cable television and Internet services, will invest $24 million to expand its operations center in Lexington County, South Carolina, with plans to create 644 new jobs over the next year.
The cable firm plans to expand its Retention Center, Telesales Operations Support and Payment Services departments at its West Columbia, South Carolina, campus located at 3347 Plat Springs Road. The company currently employs nearly 1,300 across the state.
“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.”
“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 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.