Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) is hiring 300 new customer service agents to accommodate increased business activity in Lexington. Fifty of the positions are permanent, while the remaining 250 positions are temporary positions needed to fulfill a project that is expected to last until February. ACS is the third largest private employer in Lexington with approximately 2,000 employees and is the sixth largest private employer in Kentucky with approximately 4,000 employees.
Frontier Airlines will launch daily nonstop jet service between Louisville International Airport and Denver International Airport beginning Apr. 19, 2010. The airline will operate one daily flight using a 132-seat Airbus 319 aircraft.
Frontier originally began offering flights between Louisville and Denver in 2007, but eliminated the route in August 2008, several months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This past August, the airline was acquired by Republic Airways Holdings Inc., an Indianapolis-based company that operates a maintenance hub in Louisville. “The airport has worked diligently over the past 12 months to re-establish vital links to top business destinations in the western U.S.,” said Skip Miller, executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Thanks to the support from our partners in the business community, Louisville International Airport has recently announced new routes by Midwest Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines.”
Lexmark has announced additional restructuring initiatives that are expected to impact 825 positions worldwide. The reductions will primarily affect the company’s manufacturing and supply chain areas, service delivery overhead, marketing and sales support, corporate overhead and development. The Lexington-based printer and cartridge manufacturer expects the cuts to be complete by the end of the first quarter 2011. The company said the reductions will generate savings of approximately $70 million in 2010 and ongoing savings of $110 million, beginning in 2011.