United Airlines yesterday announced that it will close its Seattle call center on June 4 in a move that will eliminate 400 jobs. According to the carrier, the Seattle facility is one of its most costly and has a long-term lease, but bankruptcy gives the company an opportunity to reject the lease without penalty. United also cited record high fuel prices, increasing competition and low yields as reasons behind the closure. "The decision to close an office is never easy and I recognize how ...

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