WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — West Columbia is house to round 18,000 residents. About a thousand of the town’s residents are employed at Charter Communications Spectrum Call Center.
“This is really a happy moment. We’re having these all over the state. You’ve probably noticed,” stated Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday.
McMaster attended an announcement of 350 new jobs on the Spectrum call center in West Columbia.
“And not just any jobs. These are well-paying jobs with benefits so this is great news,” stated Sen. Katrina Shealy. “I look forward to seeing many Lexington County residents build a career here at Spectrum.”
Forbes Magazine named Spectrum the primary place office for veterans, one thing one native congressman is happy with.
“You are helping to tell the story that we are a place where you can come and do business. Veterans can come and thrive. The communities can thrive,” stated Rep. Micah Caskey.
The 350 jobs are inbound gross sales consultant and administration positions. The common yearly wage for an worker who meets their efficiency targets is $55,000. This will be life altering based on Charter’s vp of gross sales.
“I hear those stories all the time. They say ‘This job has given me the opportunity to purchase my first home or take care of my family,’” stated Tony Guevara, Charter Communications senior vp of gross sales.
It’s one thing Guevara is aware of firsthand.
“It’s not just a job. It’s a career. Like I said before, I’ve been in the business 31 years. I started out on the phones as well,” Guevara stated. “When we say there’s an opportunity to grow into supervisor or leadership roles, we mean it.”
The firm hopes to not solely influence Lexington County, but additionally Tier 4 counties equivalent to neighboring Orangeburg County, by offering extra broadband web entry to rural areas.”
“Early in 2021, Charter announced that it would be investing $5 billion to reach unserved rural communities, 90,000 additional unserved South Carolinians,” stated Marva Johnson, Charter Communications state authorities affairs vp.
“We have the future in the palm of our hand so let’s don’t drop it,” McMaster concluded. “The best is yet to come.”