AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - AT&T is closing its call center in Augusta and consolidating work done there into its other facilities, a company spokesperson said.
About 80 employees at the call center at 440 Walker St. are affected by the closure, and are being offered the opportunity to follow their work to one of the other facilities, the spokesperson said. They will also be offered a relocation allowance.
Augusta employees can follow their work to Conyers, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Charlotte, N.C. and Miami, Fla.
If they choose not to do that, they can apply for other positions within the company, the spokesperson said. Employees who leave the company will be offered severance.
Employees who choose not to move to another facility and who do not find another AT&T job will continue to work for the company through Dec. 20.
AT&T hired more than 800 employees in Georgia in the first half of the year, including more than 40 in Augusta, the spokesperson said. The company is planning to hire 350 more in the state.