T-Mobile USA Cuts Another 900 Employees Amid 'Restructuring'
T-Mobile USA confirms 900 jobs will be lost as the company continues to rebuild following the failed merger with AT&T. This comes after 1,900 jobs were cut in March when the carrier consolidated its call centers.
"We are restructuring the organization and optimizing operations so that we can make critical decisions better and faster in response to market and customer demands," the carrier says in a statement. "Further, by reducing our cost structure and streamlining operations, T-Mobile will be able to invest in areas where we anticipate the strongest return: modernizing our 4G network; aggressively pursuing the B2B segment; and re-launching our brand."
The Verge, which first reported the news earlier today, obtained a memo sent to employees by CEO and President Philipp Humm:
"This week, news will be shared personally with employees and teams who are directly affected by the restructuring. Changes will include some position eliminations and changes to individual roles and responsibilities. It is important to emphasize these impacts to employees result from business decisions. We have tremendous employees here at T-Mobile and we truly wish we could retain all our talent, but our business realities require hard choices."
T-Mobile USA's customer service representatives in its 17 remaining call centers, engineers and frontline employees at corporate-owned stores will not be affected, the memo adds.