Call center to cut 250 jobs in Akron

An international company that three years ago came to town promising 600 full- and part-time call center and technical support jobs - or the equivalent of 400 full-time jobs - announced it will cut its staff by half at the end of August. Full Story

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#1 Jul 2, 2009
Hey, wadda 'bout those 1500 (or 1000 or 150) third-world jobs Sponge Don was braggin' about bringing to the old Firestone Bank just two weeks back?

Guess even modern American slave labor isn't immune to Obamanomics.
Undercover Brother

Anaheim, CA

#2 Jul 2, 2009
Blame it on that "Stimulus"......or stimulis, as alex calls it......

THIS AIN'T WHAT I VOTED FOR!
Norm Deplume

Medina, OH

#3 Jul 2, 2009
How dare Obama not completely fix the worst economic situation since the Great Depression in 6 months.
Bob

Erie, PA

#4 Jul 2, 2009
Howard Beale Jr wrote:
Hey, wadda 'bout those 1500 (or 1000 or 150) third-world jobs Sponge Don was braggin' about bringing to the old Firestone Bank just two weeks back?
Guess even modern American slave labor isn't immune to Obamanomics.
That was a misprint it wasnt 'Jobs' it was 'Bobs' and we's havin' the Bobs convention at the Firestone Country Club not the Bank.
Old Man Grump

Akron, OH

#5 Jul 2, 2009
Is this the big mayor's announcement delayed till after the recall vote?

“Watch out, I might be angry...”

Since: Sep 07

North Ghetto Hill

#6 Jul 2, 2009
Old Man Grump wrote:
Is this the big mayor's announcement delayed till after the recall vote?
haha...i actually heard someone mention he's going to try to do something with the sewer or the water....this is not necessarily a reliable source....but that is what i was told...i have heard nothing else....the city needs money though as they had bond payments earlier this year that they were depending on leasing the sewers for to pay....
Norm Deplume

Medina, OH

#7 Jul 2, 2009
Miss Tia wrote:
<quoted text>
haha...i actually heard someone mention he's going to try to do something with the sewer or the water....this is not necessarily a reliable source....but that is what i was told...i have heard nothing else....the city needs money though as they had bond payments earlier this year that they were depending on leasing the sewers for to pay....
This is outrageous. You know what we should do? We should start a grassroots effort to recall the mayor. We only need about 3500 signatures. That shouldn't be too hard to get. This guy is out of control. Who's in?

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#8 Jul 6, 2009
Norm Deplume wrote:
<quoted text>
This is outrageous. You know what we should do? We should start a grassroots effort to recall the mayor. We only need about 3500 signatures. That shouldn't be too hard to get. This guy is out of control. Who's in?
Don Vito says they should have investigated "other" methods. Only one signature required.

Contact Fat Jimmy the Janitor.
DonVito

Erie, PA

#9 Jul 6, 2009
Hey no worry about nice mayor. he giveah me nice fence contract, butta now I have to worry to finda place to pusha people off da bridge. oh i mean helpa people offa tha bridge.

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