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L.L. Bean Says It Plans To Lay Off 200, Close Lewiston Call Center by 2021

Freeport-based L.L. Bean says it plans to layoff 200 employees company-wide by the end of February.  The Sun Journal is reporting that the retailer also plans to close its Lewiston call center in 2021 and move out of the historic Peck Building.  

An L.L. Bean spokesperson told the Sun Journal that the 130 employees who work there have been offered similar positions at the company's Portland call center, or the option to work from home.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.