Skip to comments.Comcast to close all California call centers
Posted on 09/28/2012 3:48:03 AM PDT by lowbridge
In an abrupt announcement that caught state and local business officials off guard, cable giant Comcast announced Tuesday that it's closing all of its California call centers, including one in Natomas that employs about 300 workers.
Why? That's the tricky question.
Earlier in the day, citing the state's "high cost of doing business," a regional Comcast official said the company's Natomas, Livermore and Morgan Hill call centers will be shuttered on Nov. 30. Overall, about 1,000 jobs will be relocated to existing centers in Portland, Seattle and Denver.
But hours later, after state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and the Governor's Office interceded, Comcast backtracked, saying its initial reasons were "incorrect."
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
Translation: There was a fair amount of arm-twisting going on to get Comcast to backtrack on their first statement. The revised statement was ‘unsigned’. LOL! (Actually this stuff is quite serious...)
Obviously Comcast was jacked up against the wall for telling the truth. The Leftist California Government undoubtedly forced them to lie about the reason they will shutter those offices with some coercement I’m certain. It’s the Democrat way.
Just yesterday, Campbell’s soup announced the closing of a 700 employee plant in Sacramento. CA businesses have finally had enough.
California has been making war against entry level type jobs for decades. Then they wonder how it is they have 30% of America’s welfare recipients.
“”It is unfortunate that Comcast’s announcement to eliminate jobs in California inaccurately placed blame on the state, but I am pleased to see the executives at Comcast taking responsibility and correcting the statement,” said Mike Rossi, the governor’s senior adviser for jobs and business development, in a statement.”
Are we in time-warp Germany?
wow...just wow...I am sitting here stunned. wow....
I’m about to cancel my internet service with them. Every time I go to check my email I have to look at pop ups of Obama and Michelle. They have a constant pop up ad which takes up the entire right side bar. Of course all I got was a stupid form email in response to my complaint.
Impossible to do business in that state.
Don't they realize that they are voting to destroy their way of life? At some point, things are going to get so bad in California that all these companies are going to have to pull up stakes and find somewhere else to operate their businesses.
” Are we in time-warp Germany?”
Democrat run California. Same thing.
Erm, Apple recently had to build a data center. They could have built it in California.
They built it in North Carolina.
Apple has just chosen to expand some of their US operations. They could have built in California.
They’re going with Denver or Austin.
Apple is apparently even rethinking their new ‘mothership’ campus project now...
They threatened Comcast with gummint regulations so Comcast said OK, it's really, really easy and inexpensive to do bidness here in kalifornicator, but we are still leaving.
The only thing that will stop kalifornicator from bankruptcy is a 9.9 quake up the San Andreas Fault and the whole state floats into china.
ComCast’s dealing with them just further legitimizes an illegitimate government
The cure for overpopulation is to shed population.
California population is greater than a sustainable level.
Creating conditions that make business operation unprofitable are the primary method to depopulate.
Need a laundry list of companies that have left California since 2008.
They are leaving...why the heck should they care that it makes the leftist fascists look bad?
They’ve all gone through the leftist indoctrination of higher ed. The most important things in the world to them are gay marriage, abortion, and free contraception. They know nothing else of how the world works.
Comcast is an American enemy. They are at the vanguard of the Obama propaganda effort. Sadly, there is often no viable alternative to their monopoly.
Comcast must be brought to their knees for America to right its self
Don’t they need CA state licenses to do business in the state?
There’s your answer.
Three words: socialist sh*t hole.
And if Obama wins a second term, that’ll be the new name of the (former) United States.
The Leftist Fascists still have the advantage of the power of a Leftist State Government with zero scruples to create misery for anybody doing business in California who doesn’t do things their way.
Thuggery isn’t limited to Chicago.
Re reading my return post I didn’t mention Comcast is only closing their “call centers”. They will still be doing business in California. Just won’t have the call centers here.
Only at war against entry level jobs? You are way wrong, my FRiend. California is at war with ALL businesses and ALL jobs and ALL consumers. I live here and I know.
Comcast just announced (locally) the opening of a 500 person call center in Colorado Springs CO.
They still have lots of customers in California and HUGE amounts of equipment here to deliver services. I’m sure the state could find many nasty ways to retaliate against their operations in CA.
Ah geez! Another californica company leaving! Gee, just raise taxes and put more regulations on companies and business’s! They will just take it in the a$$ for you jerry brown.
Interesting how many people and companies are announcing layoffs this week.
Turnaround??? Not one job was turned around to stay, simply the company was bullied into retracting the real reson from the press. And Jerry is pleased. Ha!
The country club Democrats in California smile to think that there will be less traffic on “their” roads and fewer people on “their” beaches.
Researching the topic i found new air quality rules had begun counting evaporating moisture and oils from hot stoves and ovens were now counted as POLLUTION ~ every pizza joint had to raise prices dramatically to pay for new equipment. btw, been there several times since ~ pizza here is vastly superior to California pizza, and that used to be the world center of pizza innovation.
Sometimes life IS fair isn't it! Now we got the winning entre!
Going to California...strike that, leaving from California.
That'll work right up until the point that their gardners, nannies and car-detailers all organize politically through some arm of La Raza and vote their overlords out of office. Then California will revert back to Mexico. Unintended consequences are a queen-b*tch!
I worked for a precursor of Comcast. I agree with the first part of your statement. However, in the US there is no such thing as an exclusive cable contract. You want to start a competitor—have at it.
Starting a cable company and getting cities or counties to allow it within their bounds is two different kettles of fish. In many, perhaps most jurisdictions there is an unending cable monopoly.