T-Mobile Trims Headcount
T-Mobile USA today confirmed that it has reduced its workforce by an unspecified number of employees. The company said that today's headcount reduction is based in part on its new business strategy, which was announced earlier this week. "We are making some operational changes to better align our business with our new strategy and position T-Mobile for growth," the company said in a statement. "This affects a small number of employees relative to the overall size of the business, and while we don't take these actions lightly, these adjustments to how we invest in the business will enable us to better focus our resources as we implement this strategy. Customer service at every level remains our highest priority." The Seattle Times reported that between 200 and 300 employees were let go from T-Mobile's Bellevue headquarters, with job titles ranging from administrative assistant to vice president. T-Mobile did not confirm any numbers.
BlackBerry Trims More Workers
BlackBerry has cut an unspecified number of employees at two facilities. The company confirmed that it let employees go at its Waterloo headquarters, as well as at a plant in Sunrise, Fla.
Verizon Trims Store Employees
Verizon Wireless this week let go of an unspecified number of store-based employees around the country. Tim Dubnau, a union representative with the Communications Workers of America, placed the job cuts in the "hundreds or even thousands," but Verizon spokesperson Kin Ancin called that estimate "an exaggeration." According to Dubnau, Verizon combined the previously separate roles of inventory stocker and customer service specialist into one, which is how it trimmed store-based headcount.
Lenovo Announces Layoffs, Remains 'Committed' to Motorola
Lenovo today announced a workforce reduction that will see close to 2% of the company's 55,000 employees losing their jobs. Most of the more-than-1,000 cuts impact Lenovo-owned Motorola.
Microsoft to Trim Another 2,850 Employees
Microsoft revealed more job cuts on Thursday as it continues to wind down its mobile phone business. The company plans to reduce headcount by 2,850 employees, primarily in its mobile phone and sales businesses.
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.
The outsider coming in effect.
This clearly shows as removing your front line who has given you top spot in customer satisfaction many times in years past and more than likely replacing them with overseas vendors (this is what happened in the past) is not a good move.
Customer service comes in a very close second to network quality. This is what makes a carrier successful and T-Mobile is slowly bleeding its workforce and that is going to hurt its customers in the long run.
this company keeps on trimming payroll - customer service, national retail, corporate stores disappearing in exchange for TPRs, more and more part-time employees inside corporate stores. i gue...