National Grid Expands Operations in Syracuse

Oswego, NY – National Grid plans to expand its office in downtown Syracuse to include administrative operations, which the company said is expected to create at least 200 jobs.

The power company plans to open its Transactions Delivery Center in the old Niagara Mohawk building on Erie Boulevard. The TDC deals with items such as payroll, timesheets, accounts payable and portions of employee benefits.

Company spokesman Alberto Bianchetti says the company negotiated a new contract with the electrical workers union that's less generous with wages, which allowed the company to expand in Central New York.

"This center was made possible because of our strong and growing partnership with the IBEW - the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - a union that represents much of our workforce here," said Bianchetti.

Reports earlier this year indicated that the company could be considering outsourcing some of its technical, non-union jobs.