Qwest to move 200 jobs as part of consolidation
By Andy Vuong
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.