Phone sales firm will leave Durham

May 19, 2009 

CDG Management, a New Jersey telemarketing business, is shutting down its Durham call center this month and laying off 41 people.

The company has suffered three consecutive years of losses and must resort to "drastic measures," according to the layoff notice CDG filed with the N.C. Department of Commerce. In CDG's letter, the company's human resources director asked the state to help the displaced workers.

"We hope that your agency will coordinate the services that will be required by the affected employees," the letter states. "All will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, and many will need other social services as well."

Katherine DiGregorio, the human resourcesdirector, did not return phone calls.

CDG performs fundraising campaigns for police benevolent associations, veterans groups and other charitable organizations. The company's tactics have come under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission and others who allege CDG exaggerates the amount of donations that go toward charitable causes.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service