ADT consolidates Neb. central, cuts 380 jobs

Thursday, January 1, 2009

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT Security Services in December announced it is closing its Papillion, Neb., central station, eliminating 380 jobs as it integrates its electronic customer monitoring and account retention systems with similar services around the country.

ADT spokeswoman Ann Lindstrom said that this was not an example of a facility closing due to economic pressure but was, instead, one aspect of an ongoing move on ADT’s part to consolidate. “We’re not calling this a layoff, because, frankly, it isn’t,” Lindstrom said. “I know that there are individuals who are impacted, but it was truthfully a consolidation. This has been part of a long term consolidation of the customer monitoring function.” ADT has been in the Omaha area since 1892.

Lindstrom said she is uncertain if any of the 380 employees affected by the Papillion central station closing have applied for other positions with ADT. “We are offering them positions, if they’re willing to move and if they’re in a job that can transfer over to some other position,” Lindstrom said. “Wherever not, many people are being offered severance benefit packages.”