Georgia Power Closing Four Local Business Offices

Georgia Power has announced the closing of four business offices in West Georgia. The closings are scheduled for mid-October.
Georgia Power, Spokesperson Ashley Stukes West says the closings are part of organizational changes within the company that will result in GP cutting business offices down to 27 across the state, with 2 to 3 business offices available to each region. She says these 27 offices are the busiest in the state with the majority handling more than 100,000 customer transactions per year.
The offices to close in our region include those in Carrollton, Tallapoosa, Villa Rica and Bremen. West says Georgia Power’s “northwest region” will have two offices open for customers. They are in Cartersville and Rome.

“We announced several organizational changes to better allow us to meet the changing needs of our customers and provide them with world-class service at the lowest possible rates,” West told WLBB Radio. “Over the past decade, payment transactions have shifted from traditional business offices and mail to electronic payments (online, mobile and auto-draft), which currently account for more than 50 percent of all payments.”

 West says some local jobs will be affected, as well as others statewide. She says GP will try to find other work for them within the company.
“Of our 8,000 employees statewide, organizational changes are expected to impact approximately 270 employees by the end of the year. We're working closely with all impacted employees and, in the majority of cases, employees will have the opportunity to apply for other positions within the company. Impacted employees were across the company,” West said. “We aren’t isolating employment impacts for specific areas of the company – they are all Georgia Power full time employees.”
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