CenturyLink Business News

News and releases from metro area businesses

Moderators: Coyote, Omaha Cowboy, Brad, nebugeater

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Tue May 20, 2014 3:14 pm

http://www.omaha.com/money/centurylink-to-hire-for-new-omaha-call-center/article_54074d71-316b-5d0e-b150-7519822f1c76.html

CenturyLink will conduct interviews and testing today and Wednesday as it gears up to hire 150 people in coming months for a new customer service call center in downtown Omaha.

The workers will provide technical support for customers of CenturyLink’s Internet service across a dozen Western and Midwestern states, including Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

CenturyLink previously has outsourced this support service to vendors but wants to bring the employees in-house, said Patrick O’Grady, director of consumer technical support.
The company chose Omaha because “the quality of people here are excellent,” said Sandy Brown, a CenturyLink recruiting manager.


Brown said the jobs come in addition to 48 technicians CenturyLink hired in Omaha recently to support its Prism television product rollout, as well as 33 consumer retention specialist jobs it added this winter to its other downtown offices in the Omaha World-Herald building. The telecommunications provider, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, may bring more jobs to Omaha in the future, he said.


Some good news. Downtown has been pretty volatile lately from MindMixer to KC to Hudl to the Old Market to Pac Life announcing moving out to CenturyLink boosting their presence and talking about more jobs.

User avatar
skinzfan23
County Board
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:26 am
Location: Omaha/Bellevue

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 20, 2014 3:45 pm

From the article, but some more info on the jobs:
The employees will be represented by the Communications Workers of America union and will earn $10.07 per hour to start, with raises every six months. Employees can expect to earn $15 to $16 an hour after four years of service, Brown said, and some will have the opportunity to move into supervisory positions. The jobs provide medical benefits, paid vacation and a maximum $5,250 annual education tuition benefit.


User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 pm

Fallout from the NI news.

http://www.omaha.com/money/national-indemnity-moving-to-new-space/article_13d2333a-6ec8-560b-bef3-90859ddcd416.html

Julie Darrington, Nebraska vice president for CenturyLink, said some CenturyLink employees are moving to another building the company owns at 19th and Dodge Streets. She said the rest of the offices eventually will move to another location, but the destination and timetable aren’t final.


As DTO has gain so much momentum west lately it would be really nice for CenturyLink to consolidate their operations on 19th and help anchor that end of DT.

User avatar
RNcyanide
Planning Board
Posts: 2748
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:37 am
Location: Chalco

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:12 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Fallout from the NI news.

http://www.omaha.com/money/national-indemnity-moving-to-new-space/article_13d2333a-6ec8-560b-bef3-90859ddcd416.html

Julie Darrington, Nebraska vice president for CenturyLink, said some CenturyLink employees are moving to another building the company owns at 19th and Dodge Streets. She said the rest of the offices eventually will move to another location, but the destination and timetable aren’t final.


As DTO has gain so much momentum west lately it would be really nice for CenturyLink to consolidate their operations on 19th and help anchor that end of DT.


Aside from the Wire and AT&T, what office is there?
When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other that not only does God exist, you're doing his will.

The Bride

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:19 pm

The residential is the momentum I was getting at, but there is Physician's Mutual, All Makes, Scoular AT&T and Wells Fargo are all presences on that area around 19th or the couple blocks west.

User avatar
RNcyanide
Planning Board
Posts: 2748
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:37 am
Location: Chalco

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:31 pm

I meant to ask, what office do they own down there?
When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other that not only does God exist, you're doing his will.

The Bride

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:34 pm

The is the place where they currently have offices. I assume this is the building they are talking about.

Image

User avatar
RNcyanide
Planning Board
Posts: 2748
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:37 am
Location: Chalco

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:36 pm

Oh. That thing.
When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other that not only does God exist, you're doing his will.

The Bride

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm

CenturyLink laying off 1000 nationwide. Lets hope Omaha doesn't take a big hit.

GRANDPASMUCKER
Human Relations
Posts: 833
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:10 pm
Location: Omaha

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:33 pm

iamjacobm wrote:CenturyLink laying off 1000 nationwide. Lets hope Omaha doesn't take a big hit.


I don't need Warren to tell me that if you own stock in this company you better get out of it. 15 to 20 million to have their name on the side of Omahas Arena may not fit the budget anymore.

User avatar
Brad
City Council
Posts: 28557
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:03 pm
Location: Omaha, NE
Contact:

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby Brad » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:34 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:I don't need Warren to tell me that if you own stock in this company you better get out of it. 15 to 20 million to have their name on the side of Omahas Arena may not fit the budget anymore.


While it really sucks people are getting laid off, in this day and age, that brand recognition is so much more important to these companies than 1000 jobs. People's attention spans are so short anymore, something like naming rights go a long, long ways to keep a brand on the top of people mind. A company like CL would need to be more than flat broke to give up those rights.
Image
Omaha Skyline Photos, Omaha Aerial Photos, and More.
http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/bradwilliamsphotography
@bradwphoto on Twitter
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Member

User avatar
GetUrban
Parks & Recreation
Posts: 1869
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:07 pm
Location: Omaha

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby GetUrban » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:06 am

Agree...all the more reason to keep their name out there and visible, increasing their market share so they can hire more people back eventually.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

User avatar
Coyote
City Council
Posts: 20830
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:18 am
Location: Three floors down
Contact:

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby Coyote » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:08 pm

CenturyLink has a $500k sprinkler riser project going on here. What is this?
Image

User avatar
nebugeater
County Board
Posts: 6163
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:07 pm
Location: Gretna NE

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby nebugeater » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:21 am

Coyote wrote:CenturyLink has a $500k sprinkler riser project going on here. What is this?



Would guess that it is fire protection but nothing there should be old enough to replace and there should be no reason for anything new for sprinklers
For the record  NEBUGEATER does not equal BUGEATER    !!!!!!!

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:28 pm

In more massive merger news. Looks like CenturyLink and Level 3 could be merging.

choke
Human Relations
Posts: 679
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:46 am
Location: North Omaha

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby choke » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:23 pm

iamjacobm wrote:In more massive merger news. Looks like CenturyLink and Level 3 could be merging.



Just reading that article in the World-Herald, it looks like Denver enjoys established Omaha companies moving to their city.

User avatar
iamjacobm
City Council
Posts: 8945
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:52 am
Location: Midtown

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:50 pm

They did a ton of exterior work on their building that appears to be finished. I started working DT 18 months ago and they were repointing the brick and painting and doing other exterior work on their building on 19th the entire time. All the scaffolding is gone now.


Return to “Business”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest