By Associated Press
Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) U.S. Cellular has announced plans to move 160 jobs from its call center in Tulsa to Wisconsin and Texas while adding 100 jobs in Tulsa.
The company said in a statement Wednesday that the jobs being moved will go to a call center in Madison, Wis., and to a contract partner in Houston. The statement said the jobs being moved will result in lower costs.
The company says it will use the space in the call center to add 100 jobs to its Tulsa Customer Care Center.
The call center employees who lose their jobs will be eligible to apply for the new positions. The company will also offer a severance package to employees who are not rehired but stay until the job cuts start next March.
U.S. Cellular currently has about 400 employees in Tulsa.