Telecom company Charter Communications has invested $12.3 million to open a call center in Bridgeton, a St. Louis suburb. More than 800 Internet and phone repair specialists will be located at the building, a former Western Union call center, and 275 of those jobs are new. Charter expects that number to rise to 400 by the end of 2014.
Charter has been approved to receive up to $2.7 million in state tax incentives through the Missouri Works program if it meets certain job creation and investment criteria. Charter, which used to have its headquarters in the St. Louis area but is now based in Connecticut, has more than 3,500 employees and two customer service centers in the St. Louis area.