AT&T Inc. said this morning that legislation passed last year allowing telephone companies to better compete with cable providers was a factor in its decision to create 425 jobs in Indiana rather than other states.
The call center jobs, which will average about $40,000 a year with benefits, will provide customer service for the company’s high-speed Internet service. The positions are being brought in-house after having been outsourced.
The expansion will involve AT&T making a capital investment of $4.6 million.
Attending this morning’s announcement at the Statehouse were Gov. Mitch Daniels and Mayor Bart Peterson. The company will receive up to $1 million in tax credits from the state and more than $279,000 in tax abatements on equipment and property from the city.