The western Iowa town of Sergeant Bluff is loosing several hundred jobs. Spokesman Bill Kula says Verizon is shutting down its M-C-I call center. Kula says they’re informing employees in Sergeant Bluff that they’re phasing out the consumer and customer support and outbound telemarketing, and he says it will “impact 569 employees.” Kula says they’re phasing out the operation due to a change in technology. He says they’re moving more toward putting more of their attention toward their broadband, wireless, corporate and federal government accounts. Kula says the employees will be offered severance packages based on their years of service.