U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins released a statement today saying they have received a letter from AT&T stating it has “no current plans to close the Oakland call center.”

Snowe and Collins wrote to the company last month outlining their concerns about the company’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile and its potential impact on the T-Mobile call center at FirstPark in Oakland. 

In March, Snowe and Collins wrote to AT&T’s CEO and urged the company to consider the potential impact on approximately 700 workers at the Oakland call center, and to keep the employees informed about relevant developments as the acquisition process moves forward, the senators’ statement said.

Vice President for External and Legislative Affairs Jim Cicconi said that AT&T has no plans to close the Oakland call center following the merger, the Republican senators’ statement said.

“We are encouraged that AT&T has stated it has no current plans to close the Oakland call center,” Snowe and Collins said. “We are also pleased that AT&T recognizes the outstanding dedication and talent of these workers, and has pledged to keep them informed about any developments that may affect them and their families.”

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