Cox Communications of Middle Georgia on Wednesday notified some employees that they would be laid off as part of a consolidation with Cox Florida, Community Relations Manager Mary Bowman said.
Bowman said the company would not release the number of employees affected, or the departments where they worked, because the company still is working through the consolidation process.
More information about the number of employees affected will be released at the end of the month, Bowman said. The company confirmed last month that four key executives were leaving as part of the consolidation, including Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Dyer. At that time, the company said the new organization will be called Cox Florida Georgia Region and will be led by Keith Gregory, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Florida.
Bowman said yesterday that the realignment would result in the creation of new jobs and that laid off employees would be given priority consideration for those positions.
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If the new jobs are located outside the Middle Georgia region, employees will be offered a relocation package, Bowman added.
Bowman also stressed that Cox will maintain a strong local presence in Middle Georgia and will continue to significantly invest in the community.
Cox Communications of Middle Georgia employs about 200 people and serves homes and businesses in Bibb, Houston and Monroe counties.