Pa. call center closing
ALLENTOWN -- A T-Mobile call center in eastern Pennsylvania is among seven that will be closing nationwide as part of a cost-cutting move.
The wireless carrier announced in a statement Thursday that its call centers will be consolidated from 24 facilities to 17 by the end of June.
T-Mobile says about 1,900 jobs will be lost. Other centers scheduled for closure are in Florida, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Oregon.
The cellphone company employs approximately 3,300 people at the seven affected call centers. However, T-Mobile will be hiring another 1,400 workers at the remaining 17 facilities.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports about 600 people work at the call center in Hanover Township, Pa.
Iconic check up for auction
PHILADELPHIA -- Seven decades after it was cut by DC Comics, the check sent to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for their creation of Superman is up for auction.
Written for $412 and made out to the duo, the check includes a line item for $130 showing that DC paid for full ownership and rights to the man from Krypton and paved the way for comic books, TV, radio and films. But, a legal dispute over creator's rights to the character is still far from settled.
Stephen Fishler, co-owner of ComicConnect.com, says the check went up for auction Monday for three weeks.
He said the check is a touchstone for the comic book industry because it represents the launching of the Golden Age of superheroes.