Over the next three years, Time Warner Cable (TWC) will hire an additional 225 employees at its Charlotte Corporate Campus and invest more than $100 million to construct two new buildings. In support of TWC’s green initiative, both buildings will seek LEED certification.
“With the addition of these positions, Time Warner Cable will employ nearly 2,800 people in the Charlotte area and more than 6,400 employees across North Carolina,” said Carol Hevey, executive vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable East Region, in a statement.
A two-story data center will be one of just two national data centers for Time Warner Cable nationwide. The 178,000-square-foot facility will include 1,600 racks of technical equipment and a 12,000-foot floating floor to offer maximum cooling efficiency. The building offers a virtual cloud environment, allowing for quicker deployment of TWC’s core products of video, high-speed data, voice and commercial services by having storage and network elements in a shared environment. The latest IP technology to be housed in the building will give Time Warner Cable the flexibility to continue to focus on its goal of delivering any content to any device, anywhere at any time. In addition, the building is strategically designed to double in equipment size to accommodate future growth. It is expected to be finished by the end of 2012.
The second building is a four-story and 103,500-square-foot facility with an estimated completion date of 2013. As part of this project, the current parking deck will be expanded.
Under a grant agreement with the state of North Carolina, the 225 new employees will all be hired by 2014 and include accounting, finance, engineering, IT and human resources professionals.