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T-Mobile laying off 359 workers in Redmond

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Friday, March 23, 2012

T-Mobile USA is shuttering its Redmond call center and laying off its 359 employees, just months after state leaders were reassured it would stay open.

That hope hinged on the wireless provider's planned $39 billion merger with AT&T Inc., which failed in December after the federal government moved to block the takeover. 
Instead, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company plans to close seven of its 24 call centers, eliminating 1,900 jobs nationwide but sparing its Salem operations. It intends to funnel money toward a planned $4 billion network upgrade in the hopes it can better compete in the increasingly cutthroat wireless space. The company lost more than 800,000 cellphone subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone. 
The Redmond layoffs are expected to take effect June 22, nearly nine years after a forgivable $850,000 state loan and enterprise zone incentives helped woo the company to the high desert.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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