Frontier Communications adding 200 jobs in Durham
DURHAM, N.C. — Frontier Communications has committed to adding 200 jobs over the coming five years as part of a $4.3 million expansion in Durham. The expansion will add nearly $9.4 million in annual payroll to the state. Newly created positions will include billing and support specialists, programming and networking design professionals, field installation technicians and more.
“Frontier Communications is the nation’s fourth largest telecom provider, and we’re glad North Carolina will continue to be a big part of its growth,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “Frontier is an important economic development ally for our state, bringing telecommunications technologies that empower our communities and companies to compete globally.”
Frontier Communications provides communications services and solutions for small businesses, home offices and companies across 28 states. Its offerings include broadband, video, voice wireless Internet access, data security solutions and bundled communications. Frontier serves 15 counties in the state, including several of North Carolina’s western communities. Durham is a key market for Frontier and was selected in October 2014 as the first launch site of the company’s gigabit fiber services.
Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Connecticut, Frontier Communications reported $4.16 billion in revenue for the first nine months of 2015. Its 18,600 employees are 100 percent U.S.-based and include approximately 250 in North Carolina.