AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.
According to reports, the job cuts will begin Aug. 3.
Details about the layoffs come from a notice the company filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Illinois law requires that a company laying off 50 or more people notify the state.
Dallas, Texas-based AT&T had already said earlier this summer that the call center's work would be consolidated at other locations in Illinois.
The call center opened in 2001.