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September 12. 2013 10:16PM
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Frontier to hire


at-home workers


Frontier Communications will hire 14 full-time, work-at-home residential sales and service consultants in the greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Back Mountain market.


A career fair to recruit for the new positions will be held 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the company’s offices at 100 CTE Drive, Dallas Township. The company said the positions offer a competitive base salary plus commissions and a lucrative benefits package.


Frontier said it affords qualified individuals the ability to work out of their homes for these positions, with the company providing all the necessary tools/equipment for employees to be successful supporting customer inquiries. Scheduling flexibility required for work hours, including the availability to work evening and weekends, the company said.


For more information or to apply, visit www.frontier.com/careers. Search jobs with reference #310080-798.


Judge approves


airline merger


A federal judge has approved American Airlines’ plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.


A trial over that lawsuit is scheduled for November.


Thursday’s ruling by federal bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in New York could restore a sense of momentum for the merger.


The airlines had originally hoped to close the merger this month and create the world’s biggest carrier. They’re now shooting for the end of the year, if they can either settle the antitrust lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department or win the case in court.


Twitter tweets


its going public


Twitter is going public. The short messaging service aptly tweeted on Thursday it has filed confidential documents for an initial public offering of stock.


But the documents are sealed, as Twitter is taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents.


San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. posted on its official Twitter account Thursday afternoon that it has “confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO.”


The confidentiality will likely help Twitter avoid the public hoopla that surrounded the initial public offerings of other high-profile social networking companies, including Facebook Inc., which went public in May 2012.


Twitter’s IPO has been long expected. The company has been ramping up its advertising products and working to boost ad revenue in preparation.




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