FairPoint cutting 110 jobs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Small BusinessAssociated Press

FairPoint Communications is laying off 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said Friday that the cuts amount to about 35 workers in Maine, 55 workers in New Hampshire and 20 workers in Vermont.

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Beaudry says the cuts are in response to an 11 percent decline in landlines over the past 12 months.

She said it's prudent to align the workforce to meet the needs of the business.

The union and company will meet Monday to discuss the cuts. Union officials say the reduction is going to hurt the company's ability to respond to customers.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company provides telephone service.