T-Mobile to Eliminate 900 Jobs, But Create 550 New Ones
T-Mobile USA today indicated that though it expects to layoff 900 employees during its planned restructuring, the company will hire approximately 550 new employees in other areas of the business. The bulk of the new hires will be added to a facility in the Puget Sound area, and T-Mobile says it is going to fill these positions as rapidly as it can. T-Mobile is encouraging employees facing a job loss to apply for any openings within the company that suit their qualifications. T-Mobile also clarified that the layoffs expected this week do not involve technicians in engineering, customer service representatives in its 17 call centers, or front-line retail employees in corporate-owned T-Mobile stores. T-Mobile expects the net number of jobs eliminated through this process to be about 350, which is in addition to approximately 1,000 jobs already slated for elimination.
Verizon to Shutter Some Offices, Eliminate Jobs
Verizon has informed employees that it plans to reduce the number of regional offices around the country and correspondingly reduce headcount. The company has 20 regional locations, which it plans to pare down to just six.
Sprint Says It Will Bring Back or Create 5,000 US Jobs
Sprint this week committed to creating 5,000 new jobs in the U.S. Some of the positions will be new, and some will be brought back from locations abroad.
Jolla Announces Layoffs Amidst Restructuring
Jolla today said the company is restructuring its finances and laying off the bulk of its employees. Jolla was launched by former Nokia employees and created Sailfish OS and several phones and tablets.
BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team
BlackBerry announced another round of job cuts on Friday, this time affecting those behind making the company's smartphones and mobile applications. BlackBerry did not say how many employees will lose their jobs, nor in which facilities, but said the cuts will reach its operations across the globe.
So they're really. . .
Minusing 900, but creating 550, is really only minusing 350 jobs.
Either way, still MUCH better than the 'T-Mobile is axing 1000 jo...
It could be that they're cutting 900 well paying jobs and hiring 550 minimum wage positions. There's also the ...
Smoke and Mirrors
This is much like the smoke and mirror act of their recent commercial, as cool as it is, I give them an A+ for creativity.
The iPhone 4GS running much faster on their 4G network than it runs on AT&T's network. Truth is, the iPhone 4GS doesn't even have LTE and doesn't run on At&t's LTE but, their advanced 3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA850/900/1900/2100 MHz network.
Or, is that another play on words, too. Are they talking about ...