State Lawmakers Assure Time Warner Cable Jobs Stay in Buffalo

February 13, 2014 Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 13, 2014 Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM EDT

Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable Company comes with a price tag of $45.2 billion dollars. Time Warner Cable, a company who has a large presence in Western New York employs approximately one thousand people in the Buffalo area.

When state lawmakers found out about the sale, they quickly picked up the phone, ensuring those jobs would stay right here in Buffalo.

“We were very aggressive in reaching out to Comcast to secure the thousand jobs that exist here at Time Warner Cable in Western New York,” said New York State Senator Tim Kennedy. “We’re getting very positive response from Comcast that they are serious about doing business in Western New York.”

McGuire Development has been working with Time Warner Cable to create a state-of-the-art call center to house 150 Time Warner Cable employees in the old Sheehan Memorial Hospital in Buffalo.

“With this call center, they really re-committed to keeping a strong managerial presence in Western New York,” said Danielle Shainbrown, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at the McGuire Development Co. “We’re hoping they expand that as both Time Warner and Comcast.”

This is by far a done deal yet as a number of federal departments will have to approve the proposal. It will take months to complete. Time Warner Cable says that it will take months to complete and they will continue to focus on serving their customers.

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