AT&T is eliminating 66 call center jobs in Greensboro as the telecommunications company consolidates operations in Birmingham, Alabama.
AT&T notified the N.C. Department of Commerce this week that it is eliminating the positions on March 30. The slots include 59 collections representatives and 7 office assistants.
AT&T spokesman Josh Gelinas said the company is closing the Greensboro office but added that all affected employees are being offered similar jobs in Alabama, along with a relocation allowance. The workers at the Credit and Collections Call Center are represented by the Communications Workers of America.
AT&T has other offices in Greensboro that are not affected by this closure.
Gelinas also suggested that the staff cut should be seen in perspective. Last year, he said, AT&T hired more than 400 technicians and retail employees in North Carolina. "These are good union jobs with competitive wages, and good benefits," Gelinas said.