News : Local Call Center Closing, Almost 20 People to Lose Jobs
Yakima, Wash., April 29, 2014 -- Almost 20 people in Yakima are losing their jobs because a local call center is shutting down.
It's the Yakima unemployment tax call center run by the state. Employees answer questions from businesses about tax issues.
The Employment Security Department says budget cuts are behind the move. That will leave only one center open in Olympia by the end of July.
Seventeen people will lose their jobs. Two will relocate to Olympia.
Businesses calling for help will likely have to wait longer.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About City of Yakima:
Yakima is a US city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Yakima is the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eighth largest city by population.
Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014