Verizon makes it official, cuts retail jobs

Verizon makes it official, cuts retail jobs
As we told you exclusively last Wednesday, Verizon has laid off some of its retail staff while in the midst of a restructuring of the division. The jobs being axed belonged to Operations Specialists and Experience Specialists. Those two positions have been replaced by the new "retail support specialist" as the two former jobs are combined into one.

While Verizon failed to say how many jobs were affected, our tipster told us that 500 people were laid off by Big Red. Some of these men and women will be given the new job of retail support specialist. The new job will cover store operations, customer experience, merchandising and cash management. Anyone losing their job at Verizon with this action is allowed to apply for a new position at the wireless operator.

Verizon said that competition in the wireless industry is the reason for the move. The carrier is the nation's largest wireless operator in the states, followed by AT&T. T-Mobile is third with Sprint at number four.

source: CBS

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4 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Competition has nothing to do with it...cutting salaries, and benefits while passing it on to the share holder is always choice for big bonus's.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Yeah. Verizon. Wish you would go away. AT&T is greedy but you take it to a new level.

4. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

T*Mobile should very soon take those greedy ripoff company down. Even in Europe they are growing so fast. Especially in UK. Where Vodafone aka Verizon is gone south.

3. TerrellAmerica unregistered

Maybe the 130b Vodafone deal has something to do with it.

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