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US Airways to cut 145 jobs, including 17 here

| Saturday, March 31, 2012

US Airways is cutting 145 jobs in 17 cities, including a reduction of 17 positions at Pittsburgh International Airport, the airline said pm Friday.

Ten full-time and four part-time fleet service employees, along with two full-time and one part-time customer-service representatives, will lose their jobs on June 3, said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher.

The Pittsburgh cutbacks relate to "right-sizing" the base's catering staffing, he said. Officials at the International Association of Machinists, which represents the 14 fleet services workers, could not be reached.

All 17 local workers are being offered positions at other locations served by US Airways, which has sufficient vacancies to accommodate the displaced workers, said Lehmacher.

The airline employs about 1,800 at Pittsburgh International, and more than 32,000 overall.

The nearly 130 job cuts elsewhere between June 3 and July 15 mainly relate to staffing changes made since US Airways and Delta Air Lines exchanged takeoff and landing slots in New York and Washington last year.

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