StarTek will Layoff 600

StarTek will Layoff 600

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sad

Little Rock, AR

#1 Jun 12, 2011
StarTek will Layoff 600 as it Announces Closure of Collinsville Center

More horrible news from Startek as they announce closing down another site. This one in Collinsville, VA. Siting changing needs from the client. This time a huge number of people are being let go, this could be the biggest single layoff to date. So far Startek has been pretty savvy with laying off 50 to 100 at a time as they slowly dismantle their north American operations.
BREAKING NEWS: StarTek to close Collinsville Center
631 employees given notice
Monday, May 23, 2011



StarTek will close its facility in Collinsville by July 22, the company announced today.



According to a news release, 631 employees were given notice Monday that their jobs will be eliminated by July 22.

“The site closure is the result of a client’s changing business requirements,” the release said. It did not elaborate.

“We will help employees with job placement services and also offer resume help,” StarTek COO Chad Carlson said in the release.“We will do what we can over the next few months to make sure their transition goes as smoothly as possible.”

StarTek opened its call center in Collinsville in 2004.

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-startek-to-cl...
Curious

Dallas, TX

#2 Jun 12, 2011
Does anyone think the Jonesboro facility will be closed?
Cause

Arlington, TX

#3 Jun 12, 2011
There will be no american jobs and all of your friends and family will be starving to death, if people continue to let the government get away with what they're gettIng away with now
Cause

Arlington, TX

#4 Jun 12, 2011
But since everyone wants to be politically correct and act like they're proud to have a black president I guess that the US has no hope.

Since: Mar 11

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Jun 13, 2011
Startek capped at 630 here in Jonesboro. Not sure what they are at right now, but the last I heard, there was around 250 with a new client for the site to go along with their existing one.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#6 Jun 13, 2011
Cause wrote:
There will be no american jobs and all of your friends and family will be starving to death, if people continue to let the government get away with what they're gettIng away with now
Exactly what did the government do or fail to do that makes them reponsible for StarTek reducing their workforce as a result of changing client demands?
:)

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Jun 13, 2011
Are they closing this plant because they are moving these jobs over seas or because they are losing business? There is a local bank that closed it's customer service dept because they are going to start using an overseas company out of India to handle customer service issues. These overseas companies do the same type of work startec does but much cheaper. When you call your credit card company and get some person you can barely understand it's because they are not in the US. Our government allows all these big companies who make billions in profit every year to ship their productions to other countries for cheap labor it is devastating our economy. The united states used to be the top industrialized country in the world now we are barely keeping our head above water, china owns us and we give money away to other countries faster than we can print it. I think we are in big trouble as a country, another ten twenty years of corrupt government and you won't be able to get a good paying job anywhere JMO.
Softball Dad

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Jun 13, 2011
guest wrote:
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Exactly what did the government do or fail to do that makes them reponsible for StarTek reducing their workforce as a result of changing client demands?
The government continues to allow American companies to operate primarily off shore.

Many times companies such as StarTek are given incredible incentives to open up and operate a location stateside. Just as they were given here in Jonesboro. The city and the state made concessions to help bring the business in. Helping them to secure a break on the lease and taxes for many years at the site.

Once that specified period is up a lot of companies bolt for the border. Remember the chair factory where NicePak is at now? They barely lasted 3 years before heading for Mexico.

As for all of these call centers more and more of them are being relocated to India and the Philippines.

American government could stop these practices by placing a heavy financial burden on those companies that operate offshore while trying to take advantage of American compensation.
meee

State University, AR

#9 Jun 13, 2011
Jonesboro Startek is doing great. They are in the process of hiring 160 new people right now. I work there so I know.
guest

Carlisle, AR

#10 Jun 13, 2011
Softball Dad wrote:
The government continues to allow American companies to operate primarily off shore.
What lawful jurisdiction does our government have over private entities operating in foreign countries? Does our Congress have the power to enforce our laws anywhere in the world?
Many times companies such as StarTek are given incredible incentives to open up and operate a location stateside. Just as they were given here in Jonesboro. The city and the state made concessions to help bring the business in. Helping them to secure a break on the lease and taxes for many years at the site.
Once that specified period is up a lot of companies bolt for the border.
So if the company fulfills its obligation by remaining in a given area for a certain length of time, then chooses to relocate, why is that the fault of government? They made the deal. Both sides fuliflled their obligations. Maybe we shouldn't be using taxpayer money to bribe companies to begin with, ya think?
American government could stop these practices by placing a heavy financial burden on those companies that operate offshore while trying to take advantage of American compensation.
So they drive them out of business and we still lose the jobs. Wow, that's quite a solution you've got there.

I will agree that there is something our government can do. They can rework our foreign trade agreements to benefit domestic manufacturers instead of placing them at a disadvantage. But I can't favor government picking and choosing specific business to over tax, that's just not fair.

Just raise the taxes on imports high enough to offset the costs government imposes on domestic business through the highest coporate tax rate in the entire world, and the costs associated with all of those obligatory regulations and social programs domestic businesses must pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, OSHA, EPA, FDA, etc.

You realize that many foreign countries don't have similar costs associated with the production of their products, don't you? That means they have much lower production costs, and when we allow them to sell here duty free, we place our own businesses at a severe disadvantage. Many of them are faced with either moving off shore or going bankrupt.

Government caused this problem, not greedy CEOs.
guest

Canton, TX

#11 Jun 15, 2011
Startek is the worst possible place to work. In the beginning its great and you love it but as soon as you have been there 5 weeks you learn the truth. The only way you get anywhere in the place is if your sleeping with your sup or someone in a higher postition then you. And lord forbid you get sick while you are working there. They do not take dr notes so you have to deside are you going to work sick or get fired? They need to close the doors to that place!
Curious

Bono, AR

#12 Jun 15, 2011
meee wrote:
Jonesboro Startek is doing great. They are in the process of hiring 160 new people right now. I work there so I know.
If they are hiring 160 new emplyees, are any of those going to be former employees from the other office?
Umm

West Memphis, AR

#13 Jun 16, 2011
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>If they are hiring 160 new emplyees, are any of those going to be former employees from the other office?
I wouldn't move 800 miles for a $8.00 an hour job, would you?
Umm

West Memphis, AR

#14 Jun 16, 2011
guest wrote:
Startek is the worst possible place to work. In the beginning its great and you love it but as soon as you have been there 5 weeks you learn the truth. The only way you get anywhere in the place is if your sleeping with your sup or someone in a higher postition then you. And lord forbid you get sick while you are working there. They do not take dr notes so you have to deside are you going to work sick or get fired? They need to close the doors to that place!
You're a typical little whiney wench that gets fired for not coming to work or not doing your job and then you use the lame excuse that you have to sleep with someone to get somewhere. Grow up and face reality that you aren't going to ever be anything but trailer trash.

Since: Aug 10

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#15 Jun 16, 2011
Umm wrote:
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You're a typical little whiney wench that gets fired for not coming to work or not doing your job and then you use the lame excuse that you have to sleep with someone to get somewhere. Grow up and face reality that you aren't going to ever be anything but trailer trash.
What about those of us that were there every day, but got fired because of the lies and made up allegations of fraud because they couldn't find any valid reason to let someone go? Not to mention the lies they tell you during the hiring interviews. I wouldn't advise my worst enemy to put in an application there.
SmartTrend Editor ML

North Little Rock, AR

#16 Jun 16, 2011
Startek takes the crown as the best of the worse five Data Processing and Outsourced services in the industry according to RPE (Revenue Per Employee).~SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX

Jun 06, 2011 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX)— Below are the bottom five companies in the Data Processing & Outsourced Services industry ranked by Revenue Per Employee (RPE). Analysts use RPE as a measure to compare the productivity of companies in the same industry.

Innodata Isogen (NASDAQ:INOD) ranks first with an RPE of $12K; ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) ranks second with an RPE of $21K; and TeleTech (NASDAQ:TTEC) ranks third with an RPE of $24K.

WNS Holdings (NYSE:WNS) follows with an RPE of $28K and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) rounds out the top five with an RPE of $29K.

SmarTrend currently has shares of ExlService Holdings in an Uptrend and issued the Uptrend alert on April 29, 2011 at $20.80. The stock has risen 10.7% since the Uptrend alert was issued.

http://www.zacks.com/research/get_news.php...
Hey

North Little Rock, AR

#17 Jun 16, 2011
CJL256 wrote:
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What about those of us that were there every day, but got fired because of the lies and made up allegations of fraud because they couldn't find any valid reason to let someone go? Not to mention the lies they tell you during the hiring interviews. I wouldn't advise my worst enemy to put in an application there.
Are you from Paragould? CJL.....I was trying to remember you. You were an agent right?

Since: Mar 11

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Jun 16, 2011
Umm wrote:
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You're a typical little whiney wench that gets fired for not coming to work or not doing your job and then you use the lame excuse that you have to sleep with someone to get somewhere. Grow up and face reality that you aren't going to ever be anything but trailer trash.
I worked there for 18 months. IT seems as if a lot of good people were let go while management struggled to keep the headcount up. Ofthen times it was atthe expense of letting people who should have been let go stay. Granted, those that would not show up did get fired, but it is far from the only reason.

The real problem is a mangement issue.
Umm

West Memphis, AR

#19 Jun 16, 2011
CJL256 wrote:
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What about those of us that were there every day, but got fired because of the lies and made up allegations of fraud because they couldn't find any valid reason to let someone go? Not to mention the lies they tell you during the hiring interviews. I wouldn't advise my worst enemy to put in an application there.
If that was the case, you would have already contacted an attorney and sued them for defamation of character. Since you didn't, you're just a whiney little wench that blames everyone else except yourself, just like the other one. Face the same reality as mentioned before.

Since: Mar 11

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Jun 16, 2011
Umm wrote:
<quoted text>If that was the case, you would have already contacted an attorney and sued them for defamation of character. Since you didn't, you're just a whiney little wench that blames everyone else except yourself, just like the other one. Face the same reality as mentioned before.
In the state of Arkansas, you have no basis for a lawsuit like that unless they fired you for your race, sex, or religion. This is a right to work state.

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