AT&T closing call center, laying off 101

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - AT&T will shut down a call center in Susquehanna Township and lay off 101 employees by the end of August.

The company has notified the state Department of Labor and Industry that it will shut down the call center at 2550 Interstate Drive.

In the notice, AT&T said the closure is expected to affect 92 employees represented by the Communications Workers of America and nine management employees.

The reduction in force will be effective Aug. 15 for union employees, and Aug. 24 for the management employees, the company said.

A federal judge last week approved an $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner, but a company spokesman said the closure is not related to the merger.

The spokesman said AT&T is consolidating some call center work currently done in Harrisburg into other U.S. facilities.

He said virtually all affected employees have been offered the opportunity to work in another call center in Grayson, Kentucky.​​​​

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