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Technology company based in Virginia will lay off more than 1,500 call center workers in Boise


BOISE, Idaho — A technology company says it will lay off more than 1,500 employees at a Boise call center where workers handle questions about the federal health care law.

The Idaho Statesman reports ( ) that Maximus Inc. has hired, laid off and rehired hundreds of employees at the call center since 2013.

But the company says in a letter to employees that its contract is ending, and this time, the layoffs will be permanent.

Maximus, based in Reston, Virginia, serves health and human-service agencies under government contracts.

According to a lawsuit filed against the company, Maximus is a subcontractor under a $100 million, 30-month federal contract to provide customer service for health insurance exchanges run by the federal government.

Information from: Idaho Statesman,

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