It appears that even companies that are raking in profits and doing very well right now are not immune to the belt-tightening measures of the current world-wide economic uncertainties. A report by ABC 13 and a later confirmation from Verizon shares that the telecommunications giant will be closing three different call centers in Texas, Michigan and Washington. This shuttering will impact about 2,600 workers. Verizon said in a statement that the closures are ”a very difficult but necessary business decision.”
The news isn't all doom and gloom however, at least as far as how Verizon looks at it. Apparently, all employees have been invited to relocate, and Verizon will pay employees who move to new centers $10,000 in after-tax dollars to relocate. Furthermore, workers who do not continue with the company will be provided with separation benefits.