Arbitron Shuts Down Houston Calling Center
November 20, 2008 at 6:05 AM (PT)
Hurricane IKE caused irreparable damage at ARBITRON's Calling Center in HOUSTON, so the company has decided to officially close the facility, which was originally discussed over a month ago on a Quarterly conference call.
SVP/Press and Investor Relations THOM MOCARSKY said, "Hurrican IKE rendered the building unusable. We has 269 part-time employees and 30 full-time employees. Hurricane IKE hit on the 13th of SEPTEMBER -- we kept everyone on the payroll through OCTOBER 24th, which is when we made the decision. We're providing outplacement assistance, and are redistributing the workload to our SOUTHWEST and COLUMBIA, MD calling centers."
"This does not effect our PPM field organization, the people who knock on doors for the HOUSTON PPM panel. They are still with us," explained MOCARSKY.