Hundreds of New Jobs Coming to Tucson

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced this week that it plans to open a new operations center in the Downtown Tucson area to better support its growing student body across the country.

The center, which will open early next year, will house academic advisers, student financial services staff, admissions, and IT support. SNHU says it will hire approximately 100 people initially, eventually planning to employ up to 350 new staff members in Tucson by 2021.

"Tucson is happy to welcome this student services center to our community,” said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “Our reputation for excellent customer service is one reason Southern New Hampshire University chose Tucson for this facility."

The economic impact of the new Tucson SNHU Operations Center is estimated to be about $218 million over the next five years. Eligible SNHU employees in Manchester, New Hampshire will have the option to relocate to Tucson.

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