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Call center closing costs 200+ jobs

Update: 10:13 pm, 6/10/14, Tuesday RANTOUL -- Springfield's loss is Rantoul's gain.
Update: 10:13 pm, 6/10/14, Tuesday
RANTOUL -- Springfield's loss is Rantoul's gain. 200 jobs are headed to Champaign County. AT&T is closing its Springfield call center. All positions will be moved to other facilities; most to Rantoul. They will set up shop at the old Chanute Air Force Base. Workers will provide service to wireless customers.
Original: 3:43 pm, 6/4/14, Wednesday
SPRINGFIELD -- A company employing more than 200 people is shutting its doors. The AT&T Call Center, on Ash Grove, is closing in August. Company leaders say it's to consolidate work. A spokesperson says everyone from the Springfield facility is being offered a job at the Rantoul location, plus money to move. People who don't want to work there will get severance.
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