Alorica Closing Manhattan Call Center

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(WIBW) - Workers at Alorica's call center in Manhattan returned from the holiday weekend to bad news.

The company Tuesday told its 150 workers in the Little Apple that their location would shut down, effective September 4th.

Alorica spokesperson Danel Kuhlmann says the tough economy has resulted in a lower call volume at the Manhattan center and the company hasn't been able to find additional business to make up for it.

Kuhlmann says Alorica will make every effort to help the workers through the transition. She says they may work with the local chamber to provide job search services. Also, she says workers may be able to transfer to other centers with open positions.

Alorica has 16 call centers in the U.S., including two in Tulsa, OK and one in Topeka. Kuhlmann says the Topeka location currently has 580 employees and is hiring.