A day after announcing plans to cut 900 jobs as part of a restructuring, T-Mobile USA this afternoon issued a clarification to say that it will also be adding 550 jobs in other parts of its business — resulting in a net reduction of 350 positions overall.
The company isn’t giving specifics about exactly where jobs are being cut and where they’re being added, but it said yesterday that the restructuring will allow it “to invest in areas where we anticipate the strongest return: modernizing our 4G network; aggressively pursuing the B2B segment; and re-launching our brand.”
Here’s the full statement from the company this afternoon …
T-Mobile USA Restructures Operations
Clarification: Changes will result in net 350 job reductions; as company plans to hire for 550 new positions; many in Puget Sound area
This week, T-Mobile is communicating to employees a new organizational structure that will enable us to react with greater speed and effectiveness to customer and market opportunities, that aligns our costs with our revenue realities, and that better positions T-Mobile to return to growth. As a result of this restructuring, some positions are being eliminated while hundreds of new positions are being created.
This restructuring effort will result in 350 net job reductions. While approximately 900 positions are being eliminated as a result of these changes; T-Mobile will move quickly to hire an additional 550 positions in 2012 to support the needs of the business and strategic opportunities. 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.