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Dish Network to cut 37 more jobs in McKeesport

| Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Dish Network Corp. said Monday it plans to eliminate 37 more jobs at its McKeesport call center, which the satellite television programming provider said it intends to close in March, according to a notification filed with the state.

Dish Network intends to move 37 dispatching jobs in January to a call center in Pine Brook, N.J. These jobs are in addition to about 600 customer service jobs Dish Network said last week will be lost when the McKeesport center closes in March.

Workers in the dispatch jobs communicate with Dish Network installers, scheduling installation of satellite service for customers, said spokeswoman Francie Bauer. The company is offering workers in those jobs the opportunity to submit a request to transfer to other jobs in the Dish Network, but the job placement is not automatic, the company's letter said.

The McKeesport call center is scheduled to close on March 5, which will eliminate about 600 customer service jobs, Bauer said. That announcement was made on Nov. 10.

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