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Time Warner Cable cuts 155 jobs in Albany

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Time Warner is hanging up on dozens of jobs at an Albany call center, but workers will have a shot at different positions nearby.

Yesterday Time Warner Cable announced plans to cut 155 jobs at an Albany call center.

The company will eliminate telemarketing positions in Albany, and relocate its sales operations to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Most of the jobs being cut are part-time positions.

According to company spokeswoman Jennifer Holick, the affected workers will be encouraged to re-apply within the company at a new call center dedicated to customer service in the nearby town of Colonie, which is set to open in April.

"They will be given full consideration for many roles throughout the organization," says Holick. "If they decide not to pursue any of those roles, the company will continue to support them and will even offer severance packages."

Holick says if the cut employees are rehired, they could be in line for full-time positions, or even raises.

Despite the layoffs, Time Warner Cable appears to be doing well.

According to its 2011 financial statement, company earnings were up more than 27 percent over the previous year.

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