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BellSouth eliminates three Southwest Georgia jobs

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December 16, 2003

Albany -- BellSouth will eliminate more than one thousand jobs in Georgia, three of them are in Southwest Georgia.

Public communications technician jobs will be cut in Albany and Tifton. And an electronic technicians job will be eliminated in Thomasville.

The jobs are being cut because of BellSouth's exit from the pay phone business.

BellSouth has to alert the Communications Workers of America about any job cuts in the next quarter or fiscal year.

Company spokesman Jeff Battcher said yesterday it's hard to tell how many people will be affected. He says those affected will have the chance to apply for other jobs within BellSouth or to take the company's retirement package.

Atlanta-based BellSouth has about 76,000 employees worldwide.

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The A.P. contributed to this report