Norfolk Southern closing Roanoke dispatch center

Fifty-six people in Roanoke will be offered dispatching jobs in Atlanta

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager
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ROANOKE, Va. - Dozens of Norfolk Southern workers could lose their jobs when the railroad moves one of its dispatching center from Roanoke to Atlanta.

In a release Friday, a spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern confirmed that the company is consolidating eight regional offices into one location.

Fifty-six people in Roanoke will be offered dispatching jobs in Atlanta and about 450 people nationwide will be affected.

“It appears this was a corporate decision that affected all the center locations about equally and not just a Roanoke phenomenon. It still hurts, however, as every job matters,” said Roanoke’s economic development manager Rob Ledger in a comment. 

The timing of the move has not been determined.

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