T-Mobile details restructuring, 900 jobs cut, 550 new hires

May 17, 2012
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T-Mobile has detailed its restructuring plans and new job cuts, which it announced earlier this week. The carrier will be cutting a net of 350 jobs, which includes eliminating 900 positions and adding 550 new hires later this year. T-Mobile has already let go of 1,900 employees in March, when it shut down seven of its call centers.

The 900 jobs to be cut will be from positions across the company, but will not affect any front-line staff, technicians in engineering, and customer service representatives at the remaining call centers. Affected employees will get transition support, including severance, continued COBRA coverage, and outplacement. They are also encouraged to apply for other T-Mobile openings that suit their qualifications.

The 550 new jobs to be created will mainly be located in the Puget Sound area. These new positions will be in addition to the 1,000 new B2B sales representatives that T-Mobile plans to hire in the coming years. The restructuring is part of T-Mobile's plans to spend up to $4 billion to upgrade its networks to 4G LTE and to cut $900 million in costs.

[via Fierce Wireless]


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