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Nielsen plans to close former Arbitron call center in Columbia
Nielsen plans to close former Arbitron call center in Columbia

Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings will shutter its Columbia call center at the end of August, one of three the company will close as it absorbs Arbitron Inc. A Nielsen spokesman declined to say how many people in Maryland will be affected by the call center's closing. A spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said the agency has not received word about layoffs since November, when Nielsen announced it would shed 330 jobs or about a third of its Columbia work force. Nielsen acquired Columbia-based Arbitron for $1.3 billion last September to improve its ability to measure media consumption on multiple platforms. When the merger was announced in 2012,...

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