Maersk Line call center closing

Image by Maersk LineImage by 20080808maersk.jpg Maersk Line is on its way to Charlotte. Well, not the ship, but the Mount Pleasant call center.

Maersk Line, one of the Port of Charleston's biggest customers, is taking 140 local jobs and sending them to Charlotte as it shuts the door on its Mount Pleasant customer service center.

The company announced the closure back in February, but it's happening at the end of the month. They did apparently offer to take the employees with them to Charlotte, which was nice, but, in a shout-out to Charleston quality-of-life, most of the employees decided to stay, as the Charleston Regional Business Journal reports:

The company’s Charleston employees were offered jobs in Charlotte, and about 40 workers transferred to North Carolina, (administration manager for the Charleston resource center Steve Davis) said.

“For the rest of us, we just love Charleston too much to leave,” Davis said.

The Business Journal has more details on the Maersk Line closure, as well as how much you'll have to pay if you want to buy their building. (Maybe looking for a second home in contemporary industrial chic?)

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