CenturyLink takes axe to Embarq employees

Not that it should be completely surprising, but CenturyLink, the new telephone operator created out of the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, announced late last week it cut 55 Kansas City area workers in July. According to company spokeswoman Debra Peterson, these employees were provided with not only severance packages, but employment assistance from Right Management and Lee Hecht Harrison.

However, it appears that the July layoffs are just the tip of other organizational changes yet to come at the Tier 2 telco, although CenturyLink could not specify the number of Kansas City workers who would be either let go or relocated.

"We're not through our staffing decisions," Peterson said in a statement. "The selection process is not yet complete."

For more:
- The Kansas City Star's Sprint Connection blog had this article

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