Verizon to close in Boardman

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Verizon Wireless is closing its call center and retail outlet in Boardman, which will affect 380 employees at the two locations.

The company said on Tuesday the two locations will close in the next couple of months.

Laura Merritt, a Verizon spokesperson, said the company is looking to streamline operations in Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

Merritt said all eligible local employees will be offered a chance to transfer to other Verizon locations.

The transition will take place in two phases, Merritt said. The first involves moving 65 employees to Dublin and 285 others will be moved to other states, she said.

The process will be finished by March, she said.

“It’s not really about downsizing, it’s about consolidating our resources,” Merritt said. “That ultimately will help us better serve our customers, and addressing those changing business needs and making sure we are being more efficient.”

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