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FairPoint Communications Will Cut 60 At Vermont Call Center

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FairPoint Communications says about 60 jobs will be lost when it closes a call center in South Burlington.

The Vermont layoffs are part of a package of about 260 FairPoint jobs that will be cut in the 17 states where it operates.

The work of the Vermont call center will be done at two other FairPoint call centers.

In a statement, FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu said that while difficult, the steps help solidify the company's future

FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Amores says it hasn't been determined yet how many jobs will be lost in the region.

But the unions that represent some FairPoint employees say the layoffs are more than 10 percent of the region's workforce.

FairPoint provides landline telephone and digital communications services in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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