Verizon Will Layoff 950 Workers at a Houston Call Center

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  1. dgstorm

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    In March Verizon announced that they were in the position of needing to close some call centers in Texas, Michigan and Washington and layoff up to 2600 people across the country. Those closings and layoffs have just begun, and Verizon just announced that they will need to layoff 950 workers as they close their Houston call center. A Verizon spokesperson named Sheryl Sellaway told The Wall Street Journal that the total number of layoffs will likely be less because some of the employees are likely to take jobs and relocation benefits within the company. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    Source: BGR
     
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    How about they start with the call centers overseas and leave the American jobs alone? And what happened to all this money they are making on the new and improved pricing plan?

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    Wow, unbelievable. In a time were companies need to put people over profits with our failing economy this doesn't bode well for Verizon. Didnt they just basically raise rates with their new share everything plan? This saddens me, thats a lot of people losing their income. I think Verizons PR department is what/who needs to get fired. Verizon is sure making some dumb decisions as of late.
     
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    Yes. It does seem like Big Red is using the poor economy as an excuse to improve their margins by laying off some folks. They posted increased profits and a growing business over the last few quarters, so why do they need this move?
     
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    its really hard for me to do(as I have un-limited data), but the way things are moving I really think my next phone will be a GSN unlocked flagship phone so I can bounce around to whoever I want on a monthly plan.

    Iv see ways you can get 5GB of data and unlimited texts with 100min worth of calls(and then you can throw on wifi calls as well)for $30 a month. Might jump onto tmobile for that come this November when my last contract is up.
     
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    Billions in profits and they're laying off Americans.
    I'll be leaving Verizon when my contract is up next year.


    Shame on them!
     
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    Nice Big Red, reminds me of a job I had years ago.

    They came to us the workers and asked if we would take a pay cut to save jobs, of course we would and voted it right there, we took a 15% cut.
    Two weeks later well over a dozen guys got laid off anyway!

    Wonder what Verizon executives make a year? Bet their pay wasn't affected.
     
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    Verizon had a call center in MI. :blink:
     
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    Its sad when a company does this to employees especially american employees. I agree with the poster above close some of the call centers overseas. Infact it would be better for every one I personally dont want to have a language conflict when I am having an issue with my device or account. For a company that is continually asking more and more money from their customers and wantng to pay less to their employees its obvious the big wigs would rather get a bonus to make a profit then care about fellow people. I understand business is business and at times the hard choices have to be made but I feel businesses have gone away from the ideal of awarding for hard work and gone to how "I" can get another car in my drive way if I send people home.
     
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    droid razr maxximized!!!! Prepare to be vanquished!!!
     
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    Some of those call center employees should become a developer in the Verizon V Cast AppStore (the app that nobody wants to use) department. They will have incredible job security there :^)

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    A country fueled by greed and selfishness..
     
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