Another 1,000 Jobs LEAVING California—For Low Tax/No Tax States

Verizon is offering 1,000 employees four choices, move to Texas, South Carolina of Florida—or be unemployed. Texas and Florida have in income taxes—and low cost housing—compared to California.  My hope I that these folks get out of California while they can—failed schools, high crimes rates, worst roads in the nation, a governor that gives water to fish not people.  We are on the cusp according to Guv Brown of a recession—time to get out of Dodge, or Sacramento.

“Verizon Wireless is closing its Rancho Cordova operation, cutting 1,000 jobs.

“This was a very difficult but necessary business decision. We value our customer service and telesales employees. They are highly trained, highly skilled and experienced and they will be encouraged to stay with the company,” said spokeswoman Heidi Flato, via email.

She said Rancho Cordova has about 700 customer service positions and 300 telesales positions. The company will pay travel expenses up to $500 for employees to visit the other cities, and if they decide to move, it will pay $10,000 in relocation costs.

Wonder how many voted for Brown or the Democrats that created the policies that forced the closure of 1,000 jobs?

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Verizon to cut 1,000 local jobs, send employees to Texas, the South

Mark Anderson , Sacramento Business Journal, 10/12/16

Verizon Wireless told employees Wednesday it is closing its 1,000-employee Rancho Cordova customer service and telephone sales call center at the end of January.

The employees will be offered jobs in Florida, Texas or South Carolina. Employees who don’t move will be given severance packages.

Verizon Wireless is closing its Rancho Cordova operation, cutting 1,000 jobs.

“This was a very difficult but necessary business decision. We value our customer service and telesales employees. They are highly trained, highly skilled and experienced and they will be encouraged to stay with the company,” said spokeswoman Heidi Flato, via email.

She said Rancho Cordova has about 700 customer service positions and 300 telesales positions. The company will pay travel expenses up to $500 for employees to visit the other cities, and if they decide to move, it will pay $10,000 in relocation costs.

This is the third time in four years New Jersey-based Verizon has announced call center closures or relocations. In 2014, Verizon closed five centers and cut 5,200 jobs across the country. In 2012, the telecom company closed three call centers at a cost of 3,000 employees.

Locally, Verizon has shifted employees between locations in Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento as leases expired and some operations were consolidated.

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