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Market research company to close Ottumwa office

OTTUMWA (AP) -- A market research company has announced it will close its office in Ottumwa, eliminating 81 jobs.

Synovate officials announced the decision to employees on Wednesday, saying the last day of operations for the Ottumwa site will be Nov. 15.

Kelly Henry, the company's director of operations in North America, says the decision is based on economic factors.

Henry says the 80 part-time workers and one full-time employee will be given the opportunity to stay with the company and work from home.

Synovate opened in Ottumwa in 2007. It handles after-sales consume research for major corporations.

The company employs nearly 6,000 people and has locations in 62 countries.

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