Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-05) released the following statement after announcements by Comcast Corporation that they are closing all three of their call centers in California, including their Sacramento facility that employs 400 local residents, and by Campbell Soup Company that they are closing their South Sacramento plant, which employs over 700 local residents:
"I am extremely disappointed in the recent announcements by Comcast and Campbell Soup that they are shuttering their Sacramento facilities. Both companies employ a large number of Sacramento residents, and I have reached out to both to urge them to reconsider and continue their operations here in Sacramento.
"What is most important now is we stand by the employees that have been let go and help them move forward. Many of them worked for these companies for years, if not decades, and did not create the situation they are in. We also must invest in Sacramento, improving our economy and creating jobs so that those who face unemployment are able to quickly find good paying jobs and provide for their families. We must continue to give our businesses, both large, established companies, and small mom and pop businesses, the tools they need to be successful. And we must continue to invest in areas like clean technology and transportation infrastructure, as these investments pay dividends in economic growth and job creation for the Sacramento region.
"Sacramento continues to be a great place to live, work and start a business. We are the seventh most populous city in California, and the Sacramento metropolitan area is the largest in the Central Valley and the fourth-largest in the state. While the announcements by Campbell and Comcast are a blow to our region, I remain committed to investing in our economy and working in Congress and here in Sacramento to ensure those who are unemployed can quickly find good paying jobs."