Midland drops calls to Farmers Branch, Wichita FallsMidland drops calls to Farmers Branch, Wichita Fallshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=71652013-06-06T13:42:00Z2013-06-06T06:45:00Z

MIDLAND - The city will lose about 100 jobs with the closing of the AT&T call center.

The call center, then known as Cingular Wireless, opened in June 2001 in the 135,000-sf building that once housed Builders Square home improvement center at Loop 250 and Andrews Hwy.

"We are consolidating some call center work into larger AT&T centers in Farmer's Branch and Wichita Falls," said spokesman Marty Richter. "All affected employees are being offered the opportunity to follow their work to those locations, and a relocation allowance."

To bring the call center to Midland, Cingular received the city's first tax abatements, plus a $1.25 million forgivable loan, $1 million of which came from the city's water and sewer funds and $250,000 from the Abell-Hanger Foundation.

Center employees have until August to accept a move, apply for other jobs or leave the company. The building remains open because a handful of employees continue to work there.

Roughly half of the 100 jobs are moving to Farmers Branch and half to Wichita Falls.

Midland Reporter-Telegram
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