Telemarketing firm closing Raleigh call center and laying off 119

October 24, 2012 

Telemarketing firm Integral Resources is closing its Raleigh call center on Hillsborough Street and laying off 119 employees.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company announced the layoffs in a letter filed this week with the N.C. Department of Commerce. The facility will close Dec. 20.

Integral Resources said in its letter that the layoffs are the result of the company’s landlord declining to renew its lease at 1720 Hillsborough St. The lease is set to expire at the end of the year.

A company official did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Wednesday.

The building is owned by a group that includes James Vann and Paul Sheridan of the law firm Vann & Sheridan. Vann said the law firm, which is also in the 18,000-square-foot building, will be taking the space leased by Integral Resources, which he estimated to be about 1,500 square feet. Integral Resources had leased space in the building for about a decade, Vann said.

Integral Resources does telemarketing for nonprofits, and Democrat and progressive political candidates and causes. It also operates a call center in Durham.

The company’s clients include the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the American Council of the Blind and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Staff writer David Bracken

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