United Airlines to cut 600 jobs companywide

United Airlines, which has a hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said Thursday it would cut 600 jobs companywide.

United Continental Holdings Inc. officials said management and administrative staff positions were being cut to save money, in an industry that has seen declining passengers.

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“In December, I announced a 7 percent reduction in our officer headcount,” Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek told employees in a statement. “Today, we announced a difficult but necessary 6 percent reduction in our management and administrative staff that will begin in early February…

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