Cox reorganization means layoffs for 70 Georgia employees

About 70 people, or 35 percent of the workforce at Cox Communications in middle Georgia, have been affected by the company's planned consolidation with Cox Florida. At the same time, about 50 new jobs will be created, Mary Bowman, community relations manager for Cox Middle Georgia, told The Macon Telegraph.

"The majority of these (new) jobs will be located in the Cox Florida markets, but some will remain in Middle Georgia," Bowman told the newspaper. "Relocation assistance and priority consideration will be provided to employees who accept positions outside the Middle Georgia market."

Cox finalized its final round of layoffs on July 22, according to Bowman, and while the final date for the people being let go is in early September, some will depart earlier. The realignment of the operations in middle Georgia and Florida, which was announced last month, also resulted in the loss of four senior executives including senior vice president/GM Mike Dyer. He is expected to stay with Cox, He is expected to remain with the company through the transition.

Most of the job cuts affected workers at Cox's call center as well as various back office support roles, Bowman told the newspaper. The Florida operations will house a new regional call center.

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