Suddenlink lays off 81 employees amid North Carolina call center closure

Eighty-one Suddenlink employees will be laid off as part of the closure of its Greenville, N.C. call-center, which was  confirmed last month by the company’s new owner, Altice USA.

The disclosure was made under the North Carolina Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which  requires businesses that employ at least 100 full-time workers to file a notice providing 60 days advance notice of certain plant closings and mass layoffs. Local paper the Greenville Daily Reflector picked up the filing. 

"We are migrating call center activities to some of Suddenlink’s larger call centers in the U.S. based on call volume, and where we have the greatest number of business partners," Suddenlink said in a statement released earlier.

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The Suddenlink call center shuttering comes as another recently acquired Altice asset, Cablevision, trims jobs at its Bethpage, N.Y. headquarters. 

"We have been assisting many employees find jobs – these include relocation internally as well as other internal positions in Greenville," said Altice spokeswoman Lisa Anselmo. "Also, through outplacement services and workshops that we are providing, we are also helping other employees secure jobs with other organizations. We continue to assist as many employees as possible and provide them with the support they need."

For more:
- read this Greenville Daily Reflector story

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