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CenturyLink Gets Rid of 600 More Employees

CenturyLink, the operator formed by the merger of CenturyTel Inc. and Embarq Corp., is laying off 600, 20 percent, of its workers in the Kansas City area.

The job losses come a few months after the $11.6 billion deal officially closed, but they’re not the first round of cuts since CenturyTel has integrated Embarq. The Kansas City Business Journal said CenturyLink has axed about 1,000 workers; about half of those folks were employed in Embarq’s Kansas City operations.

More layoffs are possible, an investor relations spokesman told the Business Journal. CenturyLink executives want to make sure they don’t have different people performing the same duties, especially as fewer subscribers use landlines.


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