NEW YORK (Reuters) – Travel Channel Inc will add 2.1 million jobs in the United States in the first half of 2021 as the company ramps up its expansion in areas including the Midwest and the West Coast.
The company said on Thursday it will expand its operations in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan, with additional plans in the coming weeks.
The expansion will add about 2,600 jobs to the company’s U.S. workforce of more than 11 million.
The company said the jobs will be part-time, and that the majority of the employees are from outside the U.A.E.
The travel channel, which was founded in 2005, will also add additional locations to its U.K. and Canada-based operations.
“This is an exciting time for Travel Channel, and we look forward to continuing to build on the foundation we have laid for many years,” said John Stapleton, chief executive officer.
“Our expanded operations in the Midwest are focused on creating opportunities for the employees and our partners that live and work there.
We’re adding jobs and increasing the reach of our content to the Americas.”
The company also announced that it is launching a mobile app for its flagship travel network, where it will offer its travel content to more than 30 million people in the U-S.
and the United Kingdom.
The app will be available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as in select other countries.
“We are thrilled to bring the travel channel to new markets, expand our reach, and deliver high-quality content that connects our customers with the best travel experiences,” said Stapton.
“We look forward for continued growth and success for the brand.”
Travel Channel has grown to more a digital media company than a traditional travel brand, focusing on the marketing of travel and tourism, as opposed to actual travel.