AT&T promises its acquisition of T-Mobile will bring 5,000 US jobs back

AT&T promises its acquisition of T-Mobile will bring 5,000 US jobs back
Amidst growing concerns about disturbingly high US unemployment rates, AT&T’s planned acquisition of the nation’s fourth-largest carrier T-Mobile will bring 5,000 jobs back. AT&T promised that call center jobs which are currently outsourced will be brought back to the country if the regulatory commissions evaluating the deal approve it. The new employees will be allowed to join the unionized workforce of the new supercarrier, which along with Verizon is expected to capture some 80% of the market.

AT&T also pledged that the move won’t result in job losses for those on a payroll at both T-Mobile and AT&T when the deal closes. US call centers at the two carriers combined now house 25,000 employees.

At the same time, third-largest carrier Sprint headed the counter-argument saying that the deal will make the threat of a mobile monopoly real and customers will end up paying more for service. AT&T’s reasoning behind the $39 billion acquisition is the move to wider 4G coverage, which after the deal could reach a big part of rural America.

source: Reuters



1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Would LOVE to see their breakdown of how they will keep all 25,000 workers employed at jobs that overlap each other. And create 5,000 more?? Let's see that in writing, please. When has a purchase of one company by another EVER resulted in jobs gained as opposed to jobs getting cut when they are companies of the size of AT&T and T-Mobile?? We have reached the "Say Anything" portion of AT&T's P.R. Media blitz.....

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Absolute truth, sad to say.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Broken promised like Sprint & Nextel and ATT & Cingular, etc.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH what a crock of crap. Att and Tmobile have already told us that they are laying off around 20k jobs on the Tmo side alone. Thats not counting the jobs they will get rid of on the ATT sales side. All those overlapping positions will be filtered and dissolved. So we should stop caring about that and instead focus on 5k jobs coming back from india!?!?!?!?! Wow.. ATT, just get back to bribing senators and stop making stupid claims.

6. Geeksarebest

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

AT&T and T-Mobile announced nothing. T-Mobile said they'd laid off around 2,600 and it was *blamed* on the merger, even though T-mobile had already said it was due to a lack of funds to maintain manpower. T-Mobile only employs around 36,000 people, cutting 20,000 of them would be service suicide for AT&T. As far as those 20,000 jobs, when Alltel bought CellularONE they provided "severance packages" for workers who either didn't want to merge over and learn new rules and ways, or in this case...Union workers who wouldnt want to work for a non-union company.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

geeks, they told us what our severance packages would be about 5 or 6 months ago. No, go do some research, the number of layoffs are rumored to be around 20k. think about it.. most ATT and Tmobile stores are close to each other. One of those stores are getting shut down. Then you have to get rid of the extra employees as you dont need 20-30 sales reps in every store. Then you have management, call centers, network repair guys, the whole nine.. Lay offs galore.

4. Oliver unregistered

Lol, I'm glad I'm not the only one that regards this as empty promises.

5. Houdini unregistered

Left Hand = Look over here, I will bring 5000 jobs back to the state :) Right Hand (wielding axe) = 20K people from former TMO and ATT, "Thanks for all your hard work and dedication but you are dead weight now, GOODBYE"

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This pretty much sums it up.

8. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yeah and they are going to give Manhattan back to the Indians. Sorry...Native Americans

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

IF AT&T Merge with T-Mobile it will take away 2,600 jobs most of them from T-Mobile

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