So far, economic development officials have three different prospects to replace the Delta Airlines Reservation Call Center, which is scheduled to close its doors at the end of the month.
Economic development director Marty Dougherty says he's "optimistic" a company can come in a take over what he calls a "high quality space".
On Wednesday, city manager Paul Eckert said several prospective companies are interested in the 165 people who work at the Delta call center, right now. Paul Eckert, City Manager says, "That's a primary interest of the several prospects we're talking to is reusing the current employees." The people, who work at the Sioux City call center, have the option to move to another Delta call center, as well.
Delta says the closure is part of the company's consolidation of it's North American call center operations.
Financially, Dougherty says the city will be "okay". Delta is still committed to the final five years of a ten-year lease on the call center property.
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