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Comcast to Add 1,125 Jobs in Tucson

Comcast’s Mike Eastman speaks at a news conference attended by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, far left, and Gov. Doug Ducey, next to him. Gabriela Rico/Arizona Daily Star

By Gabriela Rico for Arizona Daily Star

Calling it a “huge economic win for Arizona,” Gov. Doug Ducey praised the addition of 1,125 new jobs in Tucson announced May 21 by Comcast Cable.

Fifteen percent of those positions will be filled by military reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners.

With an annual payroll of $35M, the company’s 100KSF facility — location yet to be announced — will be staffed by information-technology and customer-support workers. The center will house Spanish-speaking employees specializing in social media so customers can connect with Comcast via Twitter, Facebook or other outlets.

Comcast had been looking nationwide for a site since February 2014, company officials said. Two other centers will open in Spokane, Washington, and in Albuquerque.

Comcast already has a service center on North Cortaro Road with more than 100 employees. The locations will remain separate, as the existing one’s focus is on field tech support. The location of the new center will be announced once negotiations are complete, Rothschild said.

The company currently has about 67,000 residential and business customers in the Tucson area.

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