Continental Airlines announced yesterday that it will close its Tampa reservations office on July 19 with the elimination of 500 jobs. CO said it is offering "a number of voluntary programs to employees, including an early-out severance program and Company Offered Leaves of Absence. Tampa employees who would not otherwise be furloughed will have the option of transferring to other reservations centers located in Houston and Salt Lake City." The airline said the step is necessary in "response ...

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