Bob Duffy Statement on Verizon Closing Henrietta Call Center

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy released the following statement in response to Verizon’s announcement that it plans to close its Henrietta call center in January, eliminating 600 local jobs.

Duffy said, "Any time an employer cuts hundreds of jobs in the Rochester region is difficult not only for those workers but also for the families they support and our regional economy. In many places, a loss of 600 jobs is like a tree falling in the forest. In Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region it is like a tree falling on your house. For those people who do not choose to move with Verizon, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and our RBA Staffing division stand ready to work with employers to find as many as possible new positions.  Rochester has a great history of resiliency in difficult times and I expect nothing less now."