Trinsic lays off 45 employees

Published 11:39 pm Monday, March 20, 2006

By By Janet Little Cooper
Forty-five employees of Trinsic, one of Atmore's largest employers, were laid off on Friday, March 3.
Trinsic Communications employed between 450 to 500 people in the telecommunications business in Atmore. The company is now down to a workforce of 360 after the layoffs.
"The company laid off 45 people who were mainly call center employees and a few administrative personnel," Andy Graham Trinsic vice president of Legal operations said. "We have no expectations at the present time to rehire those employees affected by the layoffs."
According to the Trinsic website a reduction in force was initiated on March 3 which terminated the employment of approximately 118 employees company wide.
"I do not recall the number of layoffs in the Atlanta office or the corporate headquarters in Tampa," Graham said. "The total came to 118, with 45 coming from Atmore."
Graham said that the company initiated the layoffs in order to realign the company's cost with the company revenue.
Atmore Mayor Howard Shell says cutbacks within the company's workforce happen periodically and are not considered unusual. Shell says the layoffs and hiring at the business do reflect market conditions.
The first nationwide local phone service provider, Trinsic offers enhanced wire line and broadband telecommunications services to consumers and businesses nationwide.
All Trinsic products include proprietary services; such as Web-accessible, voice-activated calling and messaging features that are designed to meet customers' communications needs intelligently and intuitively.
Trinsic is a member of the Cisco Powered Network Program and makes its services available on a wholesale basis to other communications and utility companies, including Sprint.

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