Sprint closes Rancho Cordova call center, lays off 240

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 - 5:02 pm

After more than 30 years in operation, the Sprint call center in Rancho Cordova announced today that it is closing and laying off about 240 employees.

Employees were notified Tuesday that their last day would be March 25 and they would be paid through April 8, according to Sprint spokeswoman Caroline Semerdjian in San Francisco. “It’s shutting down entirely,” she said of the call center closure, part of the wireless company’s nationwide series of cost-cutting moves announced in January. In Florida, another 400 employees near Orlando, Florida, were also told Tuesday their jobs are ending.

Semerdjian said the 240 employees would receive additional pay and benefits, based on their length of service.

As recently as 2010, the Rancho Cordova location was in the midst of hiring for 125 positions, with salaries starting at $13.94 an hour.

Rancho Cordova Economic Development Director Curt Haven said he had not been officially informed by the company that it was leaving its 3068 Kilgore Road offices, so couldn’t confirm the layoffs.

“We are disappointed to learn, if it’s true, that Sprint has left. We are the second-largest employment center in the region, so employees should be able to find jobs here in Rancho Cordova. We hope they stay.”

Call The Bee’s Claudia Buck, (916) 321-1968.

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