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Frontier offers buyouts to some West Virginia employees; layoffs could follow

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Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Frontier Communications has offered several West Virginia employees buyouts, with layoffs possible at company locations in Bluefield and Wheeling if not enough employees accept the offer, according to a union official.

More than 50 Bluefield employees and a handful of Wheeling employees are at risk of layoffs, along with about 30 in Ashburn, Virginia, said Elaine Harris, an international staff representative at Communications Workers of America District 2-13, which represents Frontier employees in West Virginia.

Harris said the deadline for employees offered an “Enhanced Income Security Plan” to make a decision is Jan. 13.

In an emailed statement, Frontier spokesman Andy Malinoski said the company “is always assessing our organization to maximize resources and reduce expenses.”

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