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Company creates tech jobs in San Antonio

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Hulu is opening a new headquarters that will create more tech jobs in San Antonio.

The company is opening a new viewer experience operations headquarters in San Antonio. The new operations headquarters will process technology and service requests for Hulu subscriptions from millions of customers across the United States.

The San Antonio headquarters is expected to add hundreds of new jobs to the area with millions in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $1,284,000 has been extended to Hulu.

“In Texas, our mission is to set the stage for growing industries with a business-friendly policy approach that allows for innovation to thrive,” said Governor Abbott. “With the opening of Hulu’s new viewer experience operations headquarters, Texas not only benefits from the addition of new jobs, but also the confidence that fast-growing companies bring with them when they select the Lone Star State as the best place for their investments. I proudly welcome Hulu’s viewer experience operations headquarters to Texas and look forward to their tremendous success in San Antonio.”

“One of our key values at Hulu is putting the viewer first, and vital to that is crafting and delivering an extraordinary customer experience. In addition to building a great product, we’re building an infrastructure that allows us to provide the most personal, responsive and knowledgeable customer support for our viewers,” said Ben Smith, Head of Experience, Hulu. “With its vibrant culture and large and diverse talent pool, we’re incredibly excited to partner with the city to make San Antonio home to our viewer experience operations.”

“We are delighted that Hulu has chosen San Antonio for their new Viewer Experience headquarters, bringing with them hundreds of new jobs and additional capital investment to our local community,” said SAEDF Chairman Wayne Peacock. “With our collaborative approach to economic development, San Antonio is positioned to continue attracting great employers like Hulu that are making a positive impact in our community and throughout Texas.”

Company creates call center jobs in San Antonio

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Charter Communications is expanding and will create more call center jobs in San Antonio.

Charter will open a new Spanish-language call center in McAllen, TX, a $17 million investment that will eventually employ more than 600 Texans.

Combined with a recently opened call center in San Antonio, the two locations will support more than 800 Texas-based jobs when fully staffed.

“I was proud to join in today’s announcement, and I thank the President and Charter Communications for their commitment to bring jobs back to America, creating hundreds of jobs for hardworking Texans in the process,” said Governor Abbott. “The Rio Grande Valley has always been a vital part of the Texas economy, and this new facility is a testament to the high-quality workforce in McAllen.”

“With the opening of our first bilingual call center in McAllen, Texas we’re adding 600 good paying jobs to the Rio Grande Valley and providing a better experience for our Spanish-speaking customers across the country, most of whom previously would have had their calls routed to centers located outside the United States,” said Tom Rutledge, Chair and CEO of Charter Communications. “By bringing these jobs to McAllen, we’re strengthening the South Texas economy, and getting closer to Charter’s goal of hiring 20,000 employees in the next four years.”

Grants go to San Antonio education jobs

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Fifteen San Antonio education providers received $ 4.2 million in grants from Pre-K 4 SA in April 2016 to expand and enhance their early childhood education programs, which also enhanced San Antonio education jobs.

The funds have helped school districts like Northeast Independent School District and Northside Independent School District to extend their pre-kindergarten programs from half day to full day, adding teachers, training and technology to ensure the highest quality learning environment.

“The Competitive Grants Program is a powerful tool for delivering on the promise of high-quality prekindergarten for San Antonio’s four year olds,” said Baray. “Not only are we engaging and preparing our youngest learners for success, we are also investing dollars into the community’s early childhood education infrastructure. It’s a win-win for San Antonio.”

Pre-K 4 SA serves 2,000 children at their four centers. The grants extend Pre-K 4 SA’s reach, serving an additional 2,080 four-year-olds at varied pre-kindergarten programs throughout the city.

The $4.2 million grants created 171 full/part-time jobs with $330,000 allocated to technology, including the purchase of iPads and tablets. Collectively, $2.4 million was expended to increase the number of teachers, instructional assistants, support staff and extended day staff, while at the same time infusing the local economy with $1.8 million in service contracts, professional development, and technology as well as capital improvements to outdoor learning spaces.

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Educators show grants impact on their pre-kindergarten programs at the
Pre-K 4 SA Grants Showcase held at The DoSeum on Feb. 23

Grants recipients will showcase how Pre-K 4 SA’s Competitive Grants impacted their pre-kindergarten programs at an event at The DoSeum on Feb. 23. Pre-K 4 SA Competitive Grants is part of the organization’s City of San Antonio charter to serve as the early childhood learning resource for the community. Pre-K 4 SA grants are on a two-year cycle with the next call for grant applications scheduled for Fall 2017.

“Pre-K 4 SA was designed to serve every four-year-old in the city,” said Pre-K 4 SA CEO Sarah Baray. “Our school districts, charter and parochial schools and child development centers play a huge role in making San Antonio a national benchmark for early childhood education. By working together, we establish that our city is about supporting our youngest learners.”