Editor’s note: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. has only been doing business in Lorain County for roughly 5 years, so it’s surprising to me how quickly after TeleTech’s start-up investment at their Lorain County location that they are shutting down. State rep Terry Boose represents the 58th Ohio House District, which includes many of the western and southern precincts of Lorain County, as well as all of Huron County and eastern Seneca County.
Boose to Key Policy Makers: Where are the jobs going?
Why Are Nearly 600 More Ohioans Are Out of Work, Governor?
Norwalk, OHIO – Small business controller and State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) today sent two letters to key policy makers in Columbus inquiring why TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a customer service call center in Lorain County, announced its plans to close in May. The closure of TeleTech will leave 585 more Ohioans jobless, joining the ever-growing list of companies leaving Ohio under the current administration.
In a letter to Governor Strickland, Rep. Boose stated, “Governor, what have you done to make sure these positions were fought for? Unemployment in Lorain County is currently at 11.5 percent, and the closure of TeleTech delivers a severe blow to the families of Lorain County and Northern Ohio. This company has been significant within our community, and the loss of yet another corporation from Ohio’s borders is very problematic. How many businesses need to abandon our state before we provide them with adequate reason to stay?”
In a letter to Lisa Patt-McDaniel, director of the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), Rep. Boose requested the following: “In consideration of Ohio’s rampant job loss, I respectfully ask that you present to me the following information:
1. The date on which ODOD first learned that TeleTech Holdings, Inc. was looking to relocate;
2. The date on which ODOD first proactively reached out to TeleTech Holdings, Inc.; and,
3. The specific incentives that were included in the package to TeleTech Holdings, Inc.”