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Community loses telecom employer

Briefs | 07/04/2007 1:55 pm EDT

After opening its Hawkesbury ON contact centre just 15 months ago, StarTek Inc. says it's shutting the facility on August 30. The business-processes outsourcing firm says the centre is closing not for a lack of business, but perhaps too much: "…largely because of an insufficient labour pool to meet client demand in and around the Hawkesbury area," according to a July 3 press statement. StarTek says the majority of Hawkesbury workers will be offered positions in nearby Cornwall.

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