SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- About 3,000 Verizon Wireless workers will have to transfer to different offices or find new jobs.
The changes announced Wednesday are part of a reorganization affecting Verizon offices in California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia.
Verizon says it is closing customer service centers in some of those states and changing the types of jobs in other states.
The company says workers who don't want move or can't find different jobs within Verizon will receive severance packages. Verizon says its plans to fill all vacated positions.
The reshuffling is supposed to be completed by early May.
The affected employees work in: Cranberry Woods, Pa.; Warrendale, Pa.; Irvine, Calif.; Meriden, Conn., Wallingford, Conn.; Hanover, Md.; and Alpharetta, Ga.
Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, employs about 73,000 people.