T Mobile is resorting to 350 net job reductions as part of its restructuring plan. Apart from this, the company is planning to hire an additional 550 positions in 2012 to support the needs of the business and strategic opportunities.
The move will enable the company to react with greater effectiveness to customer and market opportunities, that aligns its costs with our revenue realities,
The majority of the new positions will be located in the Puget Sound area. These 550 new positions are in addition to the 1000 new B2B sales representatives T-Mobile plans to hire in the coming years as we aggressively pursue that opportunity.
“Employees who are affected by this restructuring are encouraged to apply for openings that suit their qualifications. The changes being communicated this week do not affect technicians in engineering, customer service representatives in our 17 remaining call centers, or front line retail employees in corporate-owned T-Mobile stores”, the company said in a statement.
T-Mobile previously announced its intent to restructure and optimize operations throughout the company in order to best reposition the company, given today’s demanding and rapidly evolving marketplace. This week we are communicating to our employees the balance of those organizational changes to best position T-Mobile to powerfully compete and return to growth.
“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. 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”, it said.
These changes resulted in a restructuring of key functions and departments across the company including the elimination of some positions and the outsourcing of others. While difficult choices had to be made, restructuring our organization will help us better respond to market and customer demands and bring opportunity for continued career development and growth for many of our employees. We appreciate the contributions of our affected colleagues and will provide them with assistance and support during this transition.” Larry Myers, chief people officer for T-Mobile USA.