Xerox called 911 early on Friday morning to request police be present at their Cary, North Carolina, office.
Local station AB11 reports that the Cary Dispatch confirmed to the outlet that Xerox claimed they "were expecting trouble." But luckily the precaution ended up being unnecessary with no problems from laid-off employees being reported.
"Today we told employees and local government that we were closing call-center operations for one specific line of business at our facility in Cary," said Bill McKee, a spokesman for the Xerox public relations department. "These reductions, while very difficult decisions, reflect the changing business requirements of our clients. Our primary focus is on our employees."
The company says that they are hoping to help find work for the employees in other business served by Xerox. McKee added that they expect to be hiring employees in Cary and Raleigh for other lines of business.
The company announced in October that it would be cutting close to 500 jobs, and the action on Friday represented the second round of eliminations.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...