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Charter Communications to add 228 jobs in city, Henrietta

Charter Communications to add 228 jobs in city, Henrietta

Charter Communications LLC, a broadband communications firm, will add 228 full-time jobs in Rochester and Henrietta, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

The company will invest over $2.9 million to renovate its facility in Rochester and will lease a 46,000-square-foot space for a regional headquarters in Henrietta, officials said.

Empire State Development Corp. will provide Charter with up to $2.5 million through performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits in return for job creation commitments, officials said.

“This expansion of one of the nation’s leading cable providers in the Finger Lakes is a clear signal that our economic strategy is driving innovation and transforming the local economy,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Charter employs some 11,000 full-time workers across New York, including 460 at its existing facility in Rochester. With the expansion, the company have more than 230 employees at the Henrietta facility and more than 460 Rochester staff at its customer care center in Rochester, officials said.

“By early next year, this beautifully restored facility will allow us to bring together our field operations leadership and vital support functions under one roof,” said Tom Adams, executive vice president of field operations for Charter, in a statement. “The Rochester area benefits from an influx of high-paying technical jobs, while our customers across Upstate New York and throughout New England benefit from improved communication, collaboration and efficiency in our operations.”

Charter recently acquired Time Warner Cable. The company connects over 25 million residential and commercial customers across 41 states, officials said.

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