Originally Posted Online: April 12, 2012, 4:34 pm
Last Updated: April 12, 2012, 8:01 pm

Illinois firm closing Peoria call center, laying off 300

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Bloomington-based company plans to close a call center in Peoria and cut about 300 jobs.

Afni Inc. said in a news release Thursday that it will shut down its Peoria call center as early as June 12.

Afni spokeswoman Lori Boyce said the company is closing the center because of a drop in call volume.

The company said it's trying to help employees find jobs with other local businesses.

Afni is a private company with more than 5,000 employees in six states. The Peoria call center opened in 1998.