Management at Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor plans to shut down another customer service center, since fewer customers ring in for help. The center on the block is located in Harstad, northern Norway, where 82 employees stand to lose their jobs.
The shutdown proposal is due to be considered by Telenor’s board on October 17. Employees in Harstad were warned of the pending job cuts last week.
Plans call for the customer service center to close on December 1, reported local newspaper Harstad Tidende. “It’s bad news for the employees,” acknowledged Bjørn Ivar Moen, leader of Telenor’s mobile phone division. Telenor officials were also holding meetings with Harstad Mayor Marianne Bremnes to explain the job losses. She was hopeful that with low unemployment in the area, laid off workers would find new jobs quickly.