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CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:14 pm
by iamjacobm
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:45 pm
by skinzfan23
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.


Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 pm
by iamjacobm
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:12 pm
by RNcyanide
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?

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:19 pm
by iamjacobm
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:31 pm
by RNcyanide
I meant to ask, what office do they own down there?

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:34 pm
by iamjacobm
The is the place where they currently have offices. I assume this is the building they are talking about.

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Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:36 pm
by RNcyanide
Oh. That thing.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm
by iamjacobm
CenturyLink laying off 1000 nationwide. Lets hope Omaha doesn't take a big hit.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:33 pm
by GRANDPASMUCKER
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:34 am
by Brad
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:06 am
by GetUrban
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:08 pm
by Coyote
CenturyLink has a $500k sprinkler riser project going on here. What is this?

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:21 am
by nebugeater
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

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:28 pm
by iamjacobm
In more massive merger news. Looks like CenturyLink and Level 3 could be merging.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:23 pm
by choke
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.

Re: CenturyLink Business News

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:50 pm
by iamjacobm
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.