More unemployment for Columbus

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  638 Wells Fargo Financial branches, like the one right behind me on Woodruff Road in Columbus will be closing within the next 60 days.

Wells Fargo has merged with Wachovia Bank offering customers 6600 community banking stores across the country. This merge makes the Wells Fargo financial offices no longer economically viable.

We're also told, Wells Fargo mortgage will remain untouched. Erin Downs with Wells Fargo says, " Wells Fargo financial has about 14,000 team members and we know about 2800 of those positions will be eliminated in the next 60 days however we are working to place as many possible of those employees to Wells Fargo."

Community Bank and Trust and the Wells Fargo mortgage division will try to transfer as many wells Fargo workers to new jobs as they can.

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