Verizon Whacks 1,000 In Houston

Communications provider Verizon Wireless is cutting 1,000 jobs in Houston, according to the firm today, as part of a wider closing of three regional call centers by the carrier. According to reports from the Houston Business Journal, most of the cuts are to customer service representatives. Nationwide, Verizon is cutting 3,175 jobs in the cuts in Houston; Bellevue, Washington; and Southfield, Michigan.