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Hundreds of jobs are being lost in Redmond as T-Mobile decides to close its call center there. About 350 people currently work there and at its height the call center employed almost 900 people. Roger Lee with EDCO helped bring the company to Central Oregon in 2004. He says the blocked merger between T-Mobile" and AT&T may have played a role.  "Speculation is, that it was related to the merger and I think in general, the ratings on T-Mobile call centers was much higher than for AT & T; so AT&T was probably going to migrate some of its call centers from overseas back into the U.S. to the T-Mobile centers, had the acquisition gone through. But without that happening, that was off the table." In all, seven T-Mobile call centers are being closed in the next few months. The others are in Pennsylvania, Florida, Kansas, Colorado and two in Texas.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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