StarTek announces lay off of 223 employees

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – StarTek announced Monday they are laying off the entire workforce from its Jonesboro site.

In an announcement Monday, StarTek announced it would reduce its workforce affecting approximately 223 people at the Jonesboro site as a result of change in work requirements at the site.

Director of Marketing and Communications Rosemary Hanratty said that is the entire workforce at the site. In a phone interview with Region 8 News Hanratty says, "The goal over the next 60 days is to try and get new business to in there. We believe we have a well trained staff and great leadership at the site and that will be very attractive to other clients."

StarTek handles service calls for clients.

In a press release, President and CEO of StarTek Chad Carlson said, "We are actively looking for replacement business for the site. "We have a trained workforce and an experienced leadership team in place with skills applicable for other clients. We will be working hard to find new business for the site," said Carlson.

Hanratty says the last day for employees will be April 13.

Region 8 News will be tracking this story and bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.

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