Cox to issue layoff notices to 240 Oklahoma City workers

The company also expects to eliminate 84 jobs in Tulsa as part of a consolidation plan.
by Brianna Bailey Published: March 5, 2014
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Cox Communications will cut 240 jobs in Oklahoma City and another 84 jobs in Tulsa as part of a plan to consolidate its services at regional offices around the country, according to notices filed with the state. However, the company is also expanding its sales force in Oklahoma City by about 300 positions.

Layoff notices filed with the Oklahoma Commerce Department this week show that Cox plans to eliminate all customer service and technical support jobs in Oklahoma City and all customer care accounts service jobs in Tulsa. Cox will eliminate the positions between May and September, according to the notices.

The notices were filed with the Commerce Department under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires most large employers to give workers and local governments at least 60 days notice of a mass layoff.

Cox sent the layoff notice because it is legally required to do so when shifting jobs to another location, but many of the affected employees will relocate to other positions within the company or chose to move to Cox call centers in other states to keep their jobs, Cox spokeswoman Christine Martin said.

“Many fewer people will lose their jobs because we are working to retain those people,” Martin said.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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