Just the other day, T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm sent out a memo to employees providing a glimpse of the company’s latest restructuring efforts. At the time, Humm mentioned having to make some “difficult decisions” in order to meet the “revenue realities” of the company. Today, though, we’re getting some clarification from T-Mobile regarding its latest restructuring efforts.
Initially, it’s said that the company was still going forward in axing 900 positions, but late Wednesday, they reported that they would be adding 550 new positions in 2012 – in order “to support the needs of the business and strategic opportunities.” So basically, that brings the total net loss to only 350 jobs.
According to the information provided by T-Mobile, it looks as though the new positions are going to be located Puget Sound area, which is in the state of Washington. Furthermore, the blog posting from the company mentions that “these 550 new positions are in addition to the 1,000 new B2B sales representatives T-Mobile plans to hire in the coming years as we aggressively pursue that opportunity.”
Of course, employees in engineering, customer service reps in T-Mobile’s remaining call centers, and all front-line retail employees in T-Mobile stores are not going to be affected in any way from this latest restructuring effort. Looking forward to the future, parent company Deutsche Telekom is planning to spend up to $4 billion in upgrading the network, now that plans of a merger are gone for good. However, it’s also worth noting that the company still plans to cut $900 million in costs at the same time – albeit, no specific time frame has been attached to it.
source: T-Mobile via FierceWireless