Arizona-based Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) says it will close a customer service call center in Newton County by the end of the year. In a notice to the state, the recycling and waste disposal services provider says 70 workers will be impacted by the move.
Republic says the closure is part of a larger move to consolidate all of its call centers throughout the country into three locations. The company says the cuts will be permanent and take place on or around December 30. Most of the affected positions are in customer service.
The move comes about nine months after Republic announced plans to invest $13 million into a new shared services center in Fishers and create up to 469 jobs by 2025. At the time, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness told Inside INdiana Business Television that the new jobs would be on the corporate side, with many paying more than $50,000 per year.
The company has about 31,000 employees, including more than 1,500 full-time associates in Indiana. You can see the notice to the state by clicking here.