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5:06 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

United Airlines To Cut 40 Positions Locally

Credit United Airlines

United Airlines is closing some back-office operations at the Greater Rochester International Airport, and that will result in 40 workers being laid off.

The airline has filed a notice with the New York State Labor Department  saying that United will be closing its operations division at the local airport. They are involved in customer service and ramp operations and it's expected those jobs will end by sometime in October.

United also announced  it is closing an operations division in Albany as well.  The company issued a statement saying that it is considering transitioning some of its operations to an outside vendor.

The company says it's a difficult decision, but says it has to continually look for new opportunities to run a financially sustainable business.

The closing of the back-office operations will not affect the United Airlines flights locally. United is the second largest airline at the Rochester Airport.