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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Employees at the Verizon Wireless store and call center here will have the option to relocate or lose their jobs.

The Mahoning Valley will lose about 380 jobs when the store closes and the call center, which has been behind at that location for nine years, gets moved to a new location.

The changes begin at the end of August when the first 65 marketing positions will be moved to a central Ohio location.

The call center and remaining positions will then be gradually moved until all operations at the Boardman-Canfield Road location completely cease in March.

Spokesperson for the company, Laura Meritt, says Verizon is encouraging employees to relocate or consider similar jobs and other opportunities to stay within the company.

The 11 workers in the Verizon store will have the option to merge with the outlet up the street on Boardman-Poland Road.

Meritt tells 21 News that workers whose situations allow them to move to other locations will be given a relocation package in the neighborhood of $10,000 to help them transition.

She says supervisors in each department will be working with employees who want to transfer or want to apply for a new position within the company at another location.

Those workers who choose not to reloacte will be offered a separation package.

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