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L.L. Bean is closing its call center in Bangor

BANGOR (WGME) -- L.L. Bean has announced it is closing one of its call centers. The company says it is closing its center in Bangor, 220 people work there.

The employees, most of them part time, were notified on Wednesday. The company says fewer people are placing orders over the phone and are turning to the internet.

The center opened in 2005 and it will close in May of 2016. The company says that will give employees as much time as possible to prepare.