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United laying off about 300 managers : Sears, U.S. Smokeless, Recycled Paper and Marbles also cut staff

United Airlines is cutting about 300 management positions at its Willis Tower headquarters as part of a restructuring.

United CEO Oscar Munoz said in January that "a relatively small number" of jobs would be cut to reduce redundancy, but the number of layoffs wasn't clear until the state's monthly report of mass layoffs was published Tuesday.

United spokesman Megan McCarthy said 300 is small, given the 87,000 people United employs. None of the reductions are among front-line staff at

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