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Dun & Bradstreet to lay off 245 employees, close Tucson office

Dun and Bradstreet
Posted at 2:23 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 01:36:45-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dun & Bradstreet plans to close its office in Tucson, leaving 245 employees that work there out of a job.

The New Jersey-based consulting company says it plans to close the office at the end of the year.

The company issued a statement on the news Tuesday afternoon:

"Dun & Bradstreet undertook a careful review of our operations and made a business decision to consolidate our customer centers. This change will allow us to better and more efficiently scale our small business sales and support activities to meet client demand. As a result, we will be closing the Tucson office on December 31, 2019. We are working directly with impacted employees to provide services and support through the transition."

The news comes as the company filed a notice with the state Tuesday in accordance with the the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Large employers are legally required to file such a notice when firing employees, under certain circumstances.

Dun & Bradstreet's Tucson office is housed in a building off Williams Boulevard, near Broadway and Rosemont Boulevards in midtown.

The company employs nearly 5,000 people worldwide, according to its website.