Donald Trump on Friday took credit for Charter’s previously disclosed plan to hire 20,000 workers over four years.
At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. cable company’s Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump praised Charter for planning to close its offshore call centers and move them to the United States.
As with so many occasions in the past, Trump has bragged about job announcements that he had nothing to do with, and which had been planned or announced previously.
Most of what Charter announced was not new.
The company said in October it planned to add 20,000 jobs as part of its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
The company said in February 2016 it planned to close foreign Time Warner Cable call centers and move the jobs to the United States.
Charter also announced it is opening a new bilingual call center in McAllen, Texas and said it expects to employ 600 there by the end of 2018.
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