FairPoint Communications

FairPoint Communications ( FRP) announced on Sept. 8 that it is laying off 400 employees.

The job cuts will occur in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and include 100 management positions and 300 union workers.

FairPoint said it is cutting jobs to match its work force to its work load, which has been decreasing in recent years as customers cut the chord on landline telephones.

FairPoint provides landline telephone and Internet services in 18 states.

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