Here was a statement from Rep. Boyd (who ultimately voted for SAFRA):
Recall that Lynn Haven employees were focused on origination activities while the "default recovery service contract" presumably refers to Sallie Mae's contract as one of 22 private collection agencies (PCAs) to collect on defaulted federal student loans. Presumably that business will get a big boost when the federal loan program goes 100% direct lending on July 1, 2010.
So, what does Sallie Mae have to say about Rep. Boyd's claims of job opportunities:
Hmm...do you get the sense that Rep. Boyd might be posturing a bit for re-election? Kinda sounds like "I was for keeping Sallie Mae jobs in Lynn Haven after I voted against keeping those jobs here." The company doesn't seem to be playing along. The article goes concludes with "We're told the first round of layoffs at the Lynn Haven call center could come as early as July. No word yet on how many employees will be the first to go."