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Comcast closing local dispatch operations, costing 103 jobs

IBJ Staff
June 30, 2011
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More than 100 local employees of cable television giant Comcast Corp. will lose their jobs in September when the Philadelphia-based company closes its area dispatch operations.

Comcast notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development by letter Wednesday that the layoffs will occur at the company’s facility at 5330 E. 65th St. in Indianapolis.

The jobs will be eliminated between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11, and will affect 103 employees, the company said.

A Comcast spokeswoman said the operations were being consolidated into the company's Plymouth, Mich., offices.

Employees who do not transfer to other jobs within Comcast may be entitled to severance benefits.

Comcast provides cable, Internet and phone service to about 47 million customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

Locally, it serves several areas and suburbs surrounding Indianapolis.

 

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  • Numbers untrue
    Actully its just 103 at the Indy location. Because of the consolidation with MIchigan they are laying off over 300 across Indiana.
  • UR Right
    The layoffs extend far beyond the 103 listed here. The call center in Fishers is also affected. Comcast's already shoddy customer service is about to get worse. I feel horribly for the people affected by this.
  • Lies
    Comcast actually will be laying off over 300 people locally. It is not just the dispatch division and it is not just at the 65th St. location.

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