FORT COLLINS – Cable broadband giant Comcast is planning to open a customer service center in Fort Collins that is expected to bring as many as 635 new jobs to the city.
Leslie Oliver, director of external communications for Comcast’s West Division, confirmed Tuesday that the call center will be located in vacant space on the Hewlett-Packard campus on Harmony Road.
The company plans to make an official announcement at Galvanize’s Fort Collins campus, 242 Linden St., at 10 a.m. Thursday. Mayor Wade Troxell and officials from the state are expected to be in attendance at Thursday’s event.
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“I think it just indicates that Fort Collins is a great place to live work and play and having 600 new positions for employment is a good thing for Fort Collins,” Troxell said via phone Tuesday.
Oliver said more details about the facility, including timelines for when it will be open and be fully staffed, will be disclosed on Thursday.
Comcast currently has more than 50 employees in Fort Collins and more than 8,000 statewide.
The Colorado Economic Development Commission in January approved $8,146,005 in incentives for Comcast to locate the facility in Fort Collins under the state’s Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit program. Referred to then only as “Project Transformation,” minutes from the EDC’s meeting show that the company was also considering Arizona and New Mexico for the new facility. The incentive package is contingent upon the jobs paying an average annual wage of $44,421.
Oliver said the call center jobs would be in addition to the company’s current operations in Fort Collins. While some of the positions could be filled be employees transferring from other Comcast facilities, she said the majority of the jobs would be new hires.