Mayor of St. Thomas hopes other businesses may want Marriott call center to close

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In recent years, the Talbot Street call center has employed more than 600 people, although it is unclear how many employees are affected by the closure. Marriott representatives did not immediately return calls for comment.

“Today’s news that the Marriott International call center in St. Thomas will be closing in September is very unfortunate for the community,” said MEP Jeff Yurek in a statement, adding that he had spoken with a number of provincial ministers to urge “all possible supports be made available to people facing job losses.” ”

“I will continue to work with Mayor Preston and local economic development stakeholders to promote the many benefits of our region,” said the MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London.

Preston said the downtown St. Thomas call center would likely be attractive to other businesses if Marriott left office.

His extremely well installed and extremely connected online to be able to be a call center for roughly whatever. We expect a lot of fantastically formed callscenteremployees and one locationwhich is as ready to operate as this, it can be real estate in demand, “he said.

” I really do believethere isa little bit of sun in there. Let’s get through the pain of today and start working tomorrow on the rest. ”

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