Coca Cola could move employees to Guatemala

Coca Cola has announced plans to move 150 employees to either Guatemala, India or Poland.

Monday, July 14, 2008

An article in the electronic edition of the Tampa, Florida Tribune and Tampa Bay Business Journal says the employees will be transferred from the Brandon financial services center.
The average salary for these positions is 38,000 dollars per year. The company still has not decided which of the three countries will be chosen.
Each of the three countries has lower salaries and benefits than those in the United States, Norman Ross Jr., vice-president of public affairs and communications for the company was quoted as saying.

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