ONNtv / SaultOnline.com has been informed by numerous sources that one of the city’s largest call centres is closing.
Sutherland Group located on Old Garden River road employs hundreds of people for in bound calls surrounding tv and cable services.
We’ve been told by some employees that they have already received layoff notices for early May.
A call to Sutherland Group by our newsroom was not returned.
We will try and confirm this news as soon as we can.
The call centre industry became a cornerstone of an economic turnaround for the Sault in the 1990’s. Currently the two call centres left in the Sault, employ around 1500 people between Sutherland Group and Agero. Sutherland is believed to be the largest call centre in the city.