BB&T will close a loan-processing center in Hagerstown, Md., which it obtained from its acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares.

The $210 billion-asset BB&T expects to close the center in the fourth quarter, said David White, a company spokesman. BB&T plans to cut about 120 of the 140 employees who work there now. BB&T did not provide an estimate of cost savings from the closure.

The center's employees work in both administrative and support roles. BB&T aims to place affected employees into similar positions and will offer packages for those who work through the end of their 60-day notice period.

BB&T will also open a career center in Hagerstown on Oct. 1, which will offer outplacement services like job search services, interview skills development and resume writing.

BB&T has aggressively cut costs in its two recent deals for Pennsylvania banks.

Earlier this month, BB&T said it would cut 89 jobs at Susquehanna's former headquarters in Lititz, Pa., Triad Business Journal reported. BB&T last month said it would dismiss most of a 21-person small business lending group that had worked for Susquehanna.

Also last month, BB&T said it will close 25 branches as part of its acquisition of National Penn Bancshares in Allentown, Pa.

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