AMMON – An Ammon call center is closing its doors, joining two others who closed down or laid off dozens of employees in the last week.
Promark Research announced the closure Tuesday. An attorney for the Texas-based company claims the layoffs are the result of President Barack Obama’s reelection.
KIDK reports most of the call center’s efforts were focused on collecting polling data for the Romney campaign, and officials hoped a win for Romney would extend their contracts.
The call center’s lease expires at the end of the year.
The center joins a long list of businesses across the nation blaming President Obama’s re-election as the reason for massive layoffs. Murray Energy announced the lay off of 156 employees; Papa John’s Pizza CEO announced he may reduce employee’s hours so they do not have to be covered on “Obamacare;” and West Cinema in Georgia is closing down because the owners are anticipating higher taxes and insurance regulations.
Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com