REDMOND, Ore. -- The closure of a T-Mobile call center means the Central Oregon town Redmond is losing 360 jobs -- and its largest private employer.
The center is scheduled to close in June, and Redmond officials call it a setback for the town's economic recovery and goal of creating 10,000 jobs by 2030.
The Bend Bulletin reports workers still have prospects. T-Mobile says as many as 1,400 jobs may be available at the company's other call centers, perhaps as close as Salem. A Bend call center says it's hiring 100 people in May and would be happy to get applications from the Redmond workers.
T-Mobile USA announced Thursday that it will close seven call centers around the country and eliminate about 3,300 jobs.