A Verizon Wireless call center in Houston is about to close, resulting in the loss of 943 jobs.
The carrier already announced earlier this year that it would be shuttering call centers in Detroit, Seattle and Houston in 2012; now we know that the last day of operation in Houston will be Aug. 25, according to The Associated Press. The company reportedly filed the information with the Texas Workforce Commission.
A spokesperson told the AP that it hopes the actual number of layoffs will be less because some employees will be offered other jobs within the company.
Up until now, the bulk of the recent layoffs have been on the wireline side as more people ditch their landlines for cell phones.