News : AT&T to Cut 200 Houston Jobs
Houston, TX, USA, Oct 5 2015 -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) plans to cut 201 jobs at a Houston call center due to a "reduction in workload," the Dallas-based company told the Texas Workforce Commission.
The job cuts at AT&T’s credit and collections location at 3900 Dacoma St. in northwest Houston will occur on Nov. 21, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter to the TWC.
However, the total number of affected employees may be less if employees find other positions in the company through the job vacancy plan, resign with a voluntary severance payment or voluntarily retire.
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"To increase efficiency and better serve our customers, we are consolidating some call center work that is currently done at our office at 3900 Dacoma in Houston into other AT&T offices," AT&T spokesman Carlos Ramirez said in an emailed statement to the Houston Business Journal. "Qualified bargained employees have a job offer guarantee that ensures they will be offered a job in another part of our business. A number of affected hourly employees are being offered the opportunity to follow their work to either Fort Worth; Kansas City, Missouri; Norman, Oklahoma; or San Antonio."
However, the Dacoma facility will not close, according to Ramirez.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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