Verizon closing call centers 5 states, including New York

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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, file photo shows the Verizon logo, in New York. Verizon Communications plans to close call centers in five states, including New York where the impending loss of hundreds of jobs has drawn sharp rebuke from the ... Cuomo administration. The New York-based telecommunications company announced late Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, that it’s consolidating operations at some of its call centers, a move that will impact about 3,200 workers in New York, Maine, Nebraska, Connecticut and and Rancho Cordoba, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (The Associated Press)

Verizon is closing call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, drawing the ire of the governor's office.

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The company says a consolidation of its call centers will impact about 3,200 workers near Rochester and New York City; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska; Wallingford and Meridan, Connecticut, and Rancho Cordoba, California.

Some 850 jobs will be lost at the two New York locations, including 600 in Henrietta, outside Rochester. In California, 700 jobs are being cut and another 300 are being relocated.

A spokeswoman for Verizon Communications Inc. said Thursday that all the workers are being offered jobs at other company sites.

A spokesman for the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the job losses "an egregious example of corporate abuse."