News : Netflix to Close Hillsboro Call Center, Lay Off Remaining 68 Workers
Hillsboro, OR, USA, April 3, 2015 -- Netflix said it has notified the remaining employees of its Hillsboro call center that the facility will close on May 31.
The Los Gatos, California-based company (NASDAQ: NFLX) first announced in November that it would be closing the facility at 3175 N.W. Aloclek Dr., where it employed around 188 workers in a customer call center for its DVD-by-mail service.
Netflix sent a notice to the state Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development indicating the closure would result in 68 layoffs.
Cliff Edwards, Netflix's director of corporate communications and technology, said a letter has gone out to the final employees with notification of the call center's May 31 closing date.
Netflix opened the call center in 2006, when its DVD-by-mail service was at its peak. The business, though, shifted severely as online streaming became its prevalent mode of content delivery.
Edwards told KOIN 6 in November that call center operations would be relocated to the company's headquarters. "We’re basically trying to centralize the workforce, as our DVD business declines," Edwards told KOIN.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, April 6, 2015