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What's this?, "U.S. Firm is closing Their Branch Due to Lack of Employees"

TAMPA, Florida (AFP) – A Florida-based firm will soon close one of its North Dakota offices for a reason that seems unfathomable during the deepening US recession: it can't find enough employees to hire.

Sykes Enterprises, which specializes in creating and maintaining computer customer care services for corporations, opened a telephone call center in Minot, North Dakota in 1996. Last May, management wanted to increase the number of employees to 450.

Yet an unexpected thing happened: so few people applied for the Minot jobs that the Tampa-headquartered company will have to close the call center on May 10 -- a cutback by Sykes that will result in 200 people losing their jobs.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090316/ts_alt_afp/useconomyjob...

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Thanks for the article and

Thanks for the article and the link to the mainstream press article.

I wonder if ND having their own state bank for lending factors contributes to the low unemployment and robust economy?

http://www.banknd.nd.gov
Bank of North Dakota, located in Bismarck, ND, is the only state-owned bank in the nation. Its mission, established by legislative action in 1919, is to encourage and promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota. In this role, the Bank acts as a funding resource in partnership with other financial institutions, economic development groups and guaranty agencies.