ACS confirms they are closing June 2013

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Stephanie

Rocky Hill, CT

#1 Jan 29, 2013
ACS(xerox) will officially shut down June 2013. As the spouse of an employee who works there I am fearful that in the next coming months as the company begins their "reduction in workforce" that many will be fired for petty reasons as an attempt to limit the amount of employees to receive unemployment benefits and/or severance. What are your thoughts?
amanda

Newton Center, MA

#2 Jan 29, 2013
ACS is not closing. The direct side is closing but there are other departments.
megnpie

Rocky Hill, CT

#3 Jan 29, 2013
Lol. In other words, the side people cared about closing is closing
Stephanie

Rocky Hill, CT

#4 Jan 29, 2013
You're correct Amanda. I should have made that a little more clear. The Direct Loan Servicing Center is closing. Megnpie-It is true that the DLSC was an important entity contracted by the federal government, but with Unemployment rates being so high, any mass shut down of any occupation is a terrible thing.
Hellooo

Ilion, NY

#5 Jan 30, 2013
I got out of that hell hole and couldn't be happier. It's a blessing, trust me. My friend still works there and says part timers are getting laid off in march, any truth to this?
Stephanie

Rocky Hill, CT

#6 Jan 30, 2013
Not necessarily. Salary based employees will be 1st, primary phone reps next and phone/ processing reps last. It really depends on your friends functions.
ummmmm

Rome, NY

#7 Jan 30, 2013
How many people are we talking here? This does not sound good. Add to that Remington Arms.......And what is coming into the area?? Anything??
So sad

Syracuse, NY

#8 Jan 30, 2013
Losing too many employers and jobs.
not surprised at all

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 30, 2013
I worked there for years and it is a hell hole! Management sucked the life out of good employees showing favorotism to young kids who had never had a job before. I saw it all going down hill and got to hell out! Makes me happier than shit to see some of the supervisors get done cause they sat on their asses and pulled the high pay while they kept cutting the workers pay. Sad for the area but everyone knew for last couple of years it was headed that way and should have looked elsewhere.

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#10 Jan 30, 2013
Man, you're looking at 2200 jobs if both places close. Just amazing how fast this area has collapsed.
Another Damn Anon

New York, NY

#11 Jan 30, 2013
I am so sorry guys.... I tried to get you all to fight months ago. To unionize it was your only chance, but not enough of you were willing to stand by my side. I wish i could go back in time. I would of tried to do more :(
for the record

New York, NY

#13 Jan 30, 2013
Unionizing would have done nothing for this situation I hate to give a reality check here. They lost the servicing contract and having a union wouldnt have changed that. People saw through that entire movement and saw things would have been worse if they followed you and unionized. Unions only care about making sure people pay their dues.
not all bad

West Hartford, CT

#14 Jan 30, 2013
ummmmm wrote:
How many people are we talking here? This does not sound good. Add to that Remington Arms.......And what is coming into the area?? Anything??
800 employees will be gone come June.
Bbo

New York, NY

#15 Jan 30, 2013
for the record wrote:
Unionizing would have done nothing for this situation I hate to give a reality check here. They lost the servicing contract and having a union wouldnt have changed that. People saw through that entire movement and saw things would have been worse if they followed you and unionized. Unions only care about making sure people pay their dues.
Unions are not the answer, but rather the reason why most other employers left the Mohawk Valley in the past.....good thing they are gone for good.....someday we'll stand the chance of coming back without them.
for the record

New York, NY

#16 Jan 30, 2013
Couldn't agree more Bbo.
Ilion resident

New York, NY

#17 Jan 30, 2013
What is surprising is no one reporting about it not wktv or utica od you would think with that many jobs gone u would hear something on the news
Another Damn Anon

New York, NY

#18 Jan 30, 2013
Unions were the answer you fool, they would a hard time firing you. People with less seniority would of been forced out first. How the hell do you think the 3% raises happened with threats of discontent. It was ACS's all over the country ready to take part in it. We had the support of international ACS's in Germany, Mexico and India All were willing to do their part to throw the company under the bus, 5 locations stateside were considering the same. It took months of planning to get to that point.... why the hell do you think ACS was scared sh!tless and started having meetings all over.. Xerox was starting to piss themselves. We even had the backing of the occupy movement in Syracuse and Utica. It looks like your losing now.. in retrospect you had nothing to lose...
jeff

Windsor, CT

#19 Jan 30, 2013
Its not 800 jobs. There is 800 people currently employed by ACS. But they aren't all getting laid off. Around 300 will be laid off. The direct loans lost their contract. And they are looking to replace that part of the building with another business line. ACS is owned by Xerox and they will find something to put there.
ACS Xerox a done deal

Utica, NY

#20 Jan 30, 2013
people should know the FACTS before they start commenting on things 1st of all they DO DRUG TESTS and 2nd WE ARE CLOSING they have officially made it news to us EMPLOYEES that starting in March they will start laying people off GET A LIFE AND KNOW YOUR FACTS!!! THANK YOU
Whodat

Ilion, NY

#22 Jan 30, 2013
The benefits really sucked working there. I actually lost money in the savings plan 2 years in a row, and nothing was covered by their piss poor high deductible med plan. Maybe QC agents will get canned first since all quality is about to go out the door anyway.

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