Comcast will close its three call centers in California before Christmas and move the 1,000 jobs to Oregon, Washington and Colorado. One of the centers is in Livermore.
The other call centers are in Sacramento and Morgan Hill.
An estimated 1,000 employees at the three centers were told Tuesday that their jobs were being moved out of state because of the high cost of doing business in California, Andrew Johnson, regional vice president of Comcast California, told the Sacramento Business Journal.
The cable company handed out severance packages to its employees after making the announcement first to employees Tuesday morning at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Comcast said that the the total number of Comcast employees answering the phones will not decrease, but those calls will now be handled by call centers in other states.
The cuts will take effect Nov. 30. Some employees are being offered positions at Comcast call centers in Seattle, Denver and Portland.