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Qwest to move 200 jobs as part of consolidation
By Andy Vuong
Denver Post
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Qwest on Wednesday notified about 200 directory-assistance and operator workers, including 36 in Colorado Springs, that their jobs will be moved to other locations as part of a consolidation.

The workers can accept the transfer, apply for a new position or receive a compensation package based on terms of their employment, said spokeswoman Jennifer Barton.

The 36 Colorado Springs jobs will be moved to Pueblo.  The rest of the affected operator workers will be transferred from New Mexico, South Dakota and North Dakota to Minnesota, Utah and Iowa.

The transfers will be effective March 28.

Barton said the shift is part of the company's efforts to move to a "model that includes fewer larger groups versus multiple smaller groups."  Barton said Qwest plans to add six operator jobs in Pueblo on top of the 36 positions that are moving to the city.