T-Mobile, Which Said Sprint Merger Would Create Jobs, Already Laying Off Sprint Employees

A T-Mobile store in Deer Park, New York, in March 2020.Photo: Bruce Bennett (Getty Images)T-Mobile insisted that its dreaded $26.5 billion merger with rival Sprint was all about job creation, saying the two companies would have 11,000 more employees by 2024 than they were expected to as separate entities. But now that the deal’s closed,…

T-Mobile, Which Said Sprint Merger Would Create Jobs, Already Laying Off Sprint Employees

A T-Mobile store in Deer Park, New York, in March 2020.Photo: Bruce Bennett (Getty Images)T-Mobile insisted that its dreaded $26.5 billion merger with rival Sprint was all about job creation, saying the two companies would have 11,000 more employees by 2024 than they were expected to as separate entities. But now that the deal’s closed, hundreds of former Sprint employees working under the merged brand will be terminated, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.TechCrunch wrote that in audio of a brief conference call on Monday, T-Mobile vice president James Kirby said that Sprint’s entire inside sales unit (BISO), which sells to small businesses, would be slashed. He wasn’t clear on the total number of employees who would lose their jobs, but said it would clear the way for at least 200 new positions. Kirby said laid off staff could apply for the new roles through T-Mobile’s careers website and that some staff may transition to new roles, according to TechCrunch, though “carriers don’t appear to have done much to facilitate t
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