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Oct 15, 2011 4:08 PM by Chris Welty

Move Costs 400 BR Jobs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Baton Rouge
call center by the end of next year.
A phase out of 400 jobs will begin in the next few months.
Stephen Holmes, spokesman for the chain of home improvement
stores, tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/olXgKV) the decision came
after the company analyzed its customer service operations
nationally and its plans for future growth.
He said he could not elaborate on why Baton Rouge is not part of
those plans.
Holmes says the call center employees were notified Thursday. He
says they can pursue positions at other call centers and in the
five local stores, which are unaffected by the layoffs.

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