New Braunfels officials greenlight program to create, retain 40 full-time jobs

New Braunfels City Council met Aug. 10 and approved a grant for $85,000 to help create and retain 40 jobs in the city. (Screen shot courtesy city of New Braunfels)
New Braunfels City Council met Aug. 10 and approved a grant for $85,000 to help create and retain 40 jobs in the city. (Screen shot courtesy city of New Braunfels)

New Braunfels City Council met Aug. 10 and approved a grant for $85,000 to help create and retain 40 jobs in the city. (Screen shot courtesy city of New Braunfels)

A program approved by New Braunfels City Council will offer an $85,000 investment in pursuit of employment creation and retention incentives to United Training Center LLC.

Council approved the resolution during its Aug. 10 meeting, and the agreement also stipulates the United Training Center, which is headquartered in New Braunfels, will invest $2.4 million into renovations to the facility.

City information states the $85,000 grant, which the city of New Braunfels Economic Development Corp. approved July 16, will solidify the creation and retention of 40 full-time jobs. A city document states the training center has until Sept. 1, 2021, to fill a minimum of 40 full-time positions with an average annual wage of $60,000 at its New Braunfels facility.

Jeff Jewell, economic and community development director, said some of the 40 positions are being relocated from Austin and other locations throughout the country to New Braunfels, and the balance of the jobs will be new hires.

United Training Center, a company that develops and trains employees for large technology providers, must also commit maintaining its corporate headquarters in New Braunfels for at least five years, according to city information.


The payments from the EDC to the training center will be made in installments of roughly $28,300 from September 2021 to September 2023.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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