Yesterday, Wells Fargo laid off 258 employees at a call center in Doral. But fear not, former Wells Fargo workers! Today, Wells Fargo released a report saying South Florida will help lead the state in job growth over the next year. Just apparently not the call-center jobs at Wells Fargo.
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Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia in 2008 and is now tying up most of the loose ends from the takeover. The company says redundancies caused by the acquisition led to the closure of the call center at 8400 NW 36th St. in Doral. To its credit, the bank is encouraging the employees to undergo new training and seek new jobs within the company.
It's slightly funny timing, though, considering the research wing of the company released a report today claiming Florida is slowly recovering from the economic downturn and shouldn't see a second recession. The report claims the Tampa Bay and South Florida areas should lead the state in job growth in the next year.
Much of the state's improved economic outlook has to do with the increasing number of foreign tourists.