Consolidation at CenturyLink will cut 85 Minnesota jobs

The phone company is streamlining units that serve business and government customers. The cuts take effect on April first, which is the one-year anniversary of CenturyLink's $12 billion purchase of Qwest.
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The phone company is streamlining units that serve business and government customers. The cuts take effect on April first, which is the one-year anniversary of CenturyLink's $12 billion purchase of Qwest.

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