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Cindy Liddick had worked at the AT&T call center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 12 years before it closed earlier this month.
The former customer support specialist is among the more than 16,000 people in the United States who have lost their jobs at the communications giant since 2011, as it continues to shut down call centers to consolidate facilities within the US, or in favor of offshore alternatives in countries such as India, the Philippines and Mexico.
Though AT&T is earning record profits, spending billions on stock buybacks and is expecting an estimated windfall of $20bn in savings from Donald Trump’s tax reforms, it has continued to lay off workers and outsource jobs.
My husband is very ill, I’m about to lose my health insurance and starting over in the job market at my age is going to be tough,” Liddick said.
In a December 2017 news release advocating in favor of Trump’s tax cuts, AT&T promised bonuses of $1,000 to 200,000 employees over the next year. The news release omitted that unions had already previously negotiated those bonuses with AT&T before the tax cut bill was passed.
Unfortunately you act like Trump is the reason for every problem in America
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Southern Guardian
These big corporations have many stockholders,perhaps they found a way to make even more profit,since when has a corporation think of labor force,only to make it cheaper
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Ohanka
Pick yourself up by your bootstraps son!!
My island is fine I have a moat around my castle and cannot be affect by anything.
UMMMMM can I come live on this island please?
Just curious, I would love to read your threads on this topic when Obama was in office so I can see what if anything has changed.
How about we blame companies for FORCING you to have a degree for jobs that don't require them and then also not being willing to train people