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AT&T consolidating services; relocating to San Antonio

logo-att-color-trans-200x200AT&T Inc. is reducing its workforce in Houston and moving those jobs to San Antonio. The move affects 117 call center employees at 9051 Park West Dr. in Houston, and that location will close.

Those employees provide customer retention work to support AT&T’s legacy landline services.  All of the affected employees will be offered jobs in San Antonio, along with a relocation allowance. …Read Entire Post

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Hulu estimated to spend $13M on new San Antonio campus

hulu logoTelevision streaming giant Hulu is expected to spend an estimated $13 million renovating a new 45,000-square-foot campus in San Antonio where the California company will run its “viewer experience operations,” city records show.

City and Bexar County leaders spent months courting Hulu to locate its customer service center in San Antonio, bringing with it 300 new jobs when it opens this fall with a peak of 500 by the end of 2018. They offered a generous package of tax incentives, coupled with a $1.3 million cash grant Gov. Greg Abbott pledged from the Texas Enterprise Fund. …Read Entire Post

Texas employment jumped 38,300 in September

increase_valueTexas added 38,300 net new jobs in September, leading the nation in job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.8 percent in September from 4.7 percent in August. The national unemployment rate for September is 5 percent.

Texas led the nation with a 38,300 boost to payrolls, followed by a 30,000 advance in California, Bloomberg News reported, citing figures from the Labor Department. The tourism industry statewide had the largest gains with 17,900 new jobs. Professional and business services employment rose by 6,000 jobs last month. Construction employment went up for the third straight month by adding 3,400 jobs. …Read Entire Post

Guess how much USAA is investing in its downtown expansion

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USAA to start expansion work on the downtown location, and adding jobs.

Come first quarter 2017, USAA will be adding an additional 100 employees to its current footprint in its One Riverwalk Place tower in downtown San Antonio, signaling a hefty investment in both the company-owned property as well as the city’s central business district.

Finish-out work on the 19th floor of the building at 700 N St. Mary’s St. will begin later this year, and according to information pulled from a construction permit filed with the city of San Antonio and a filing submitted to the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the job is expected to run an estimated $3.55 million. …Read Entire Post

Pearl-like Development Planned for Eastside

Eastside developmentCity Council approved zoning changes that will allow local developer Efraim Varga and investment partners to construct a multi-block, mixed-use complex in the Eastside’s Denver Heights. A $43.5 million improvements package was approved in January 2015 that is slated to improve connectivity to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center expansion and Hemisfair Park.

The neighborhood, plagued with crime and vagrancy, stands to undergo a revitalization similar to that which the Pearl brought to the crumbling brewery complex just north of downtown. …Read Entire Post

Whataburger buys property next to North Side headquarters

whataburger_concordWhataburger has bought a 2.4-acre property with a three-story building next to its North Side corporate headquarters through a subsidiary controlled by company executives.

The San Antonio-based burger chain bought the building at 400 Concord Plaza Dr. last month from OI Rehab LP, according to county property records. The 50,000 square-foot building is currently home to the Orthopaedic Institute.

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Cyber Growth Plan for Port San Antonio

PSA Phase 1 planRoland Mower, Port San Antonio president, and the Port’s Executive Vice President for Business Development Jim Perschbach are working with many others on a vision for attracting cyber companies.

The first phase of an 80,000 sq. ft., $15 million tech office complex would be fully customizable with enviable features geared toward tech and cyber companies.

Imagine secure office spaces wired for the latest technology and Google Fiber with floor plans designed for your company’s size and needs. …Read Entire Post

Call me: $11.2 million GM Financial facility to employ 490

Plans for GM Financial at Westover Hills

Plans for GM Financial at Westover Hills

Work begins this month on GM Financial’s $11.2 million call center facility in Westover Hills.

Four months after the center was first announced, the company has submitted a permit to start construction on a two-story facility at 3302 N. Ellison Dr.

The facility will be about 100,000-square-feet and will add 490 full-time jobs within five years. Overall, 700 jobs will eventually be added by GM.

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Accenture inks $128M in federal contracts, adding 300 jobs in San Antonio

Accenture's newest San Antonio location at 10931 Laureate

Accenture’s newest San Antonio location at 10931 Laureate

International consulting firm Accenture Federal Services expects to add 300 new jobs in San Antonio before the end of the year, the Virginia-based firm announced this week.

To accommodate expected growth and expansion, Accenture recently added a new facility to its San Antonio inventory with a lease of more than 45,000 square feet at 10931 Laureate to backfill space previously occupied by Harland Clarke. …Read Entire Post

Local construction sector posts 10 percent jump in employment figures

big bite excavatorAt a time when most Texas cities didn’t even break into the top 100, San Antonio had the No. 38 spot.

That was the Alamo City’s ranking, according to the November 2015 employment report by Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America. San Antonio ranked No. 38 — out of a total of 358 metros — as a result of its construction industry adding 4,800 jobs over the past 12 months — going from 46,900 …Read Entire Post