President Donald Trump welcomed Gov. Greg Abbott to the Oval Office on Friday morning to announce the opening of a South Texas call center by telecomm giant Charter Communications.
The company announced the expansion last August, but that didn’t stop Trump from touting the expansion as a result of his business-friendly policies and aggressive cheerleading for firms that move jobs back to the United States.
Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge joined the event, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry — Abbott’s predecessor in Austin — was also on hand.
The company plans to open a bilingual call center in McAllen next month with a workforce of 600. One hundred workers have already been hired.
Originally published by Dallas News.