Gov. Ricketts vows to try to save jobs at company he ran; TD Ameritrade's sale to Schwab costs Omaha a major corporate HQ, puts 2,300 workers on edge
With the gut-punch announcement that TD Ameritrade is being sold, focus turned Monday to how many of the online brokerage's 2,300 Omaha jobs can be saved.
Ironically, among those scrambling and pushing for Charles Schwab to preserve operations in the city was Gov. Pete Ricketts, the son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts and the firm's former chief operating officer.
"In the coming days, I will work to personally make the case to Schwab to stay committed to Omaha," said Ricketts,...