The Verizon Telephone Company is eliminating 25 jobs in Grinnell. Verizon spokesman Bill Kula says the employees that’re being cut are in the company’s fraud prevention center. He says some of the employees provide fraud prevention by looking at calling patterns to try and spot abuse, and they also look for scams.
Kula says the employees provide the service for long distance customers and their jobs will be moved. He says they’re outsourcing the work to other third party centers in other parts of the country.
Kula says the company will retain approximately 40 employees who do the same service in the former G-T-E section of the company that serves local callers. Kula says the workers will probably be retained into the fall and will receive a severance package based on their years of service.