Ever the optimists, the folks at T-Mobile responded to multiple reports that they were shedding hundreds of newly acquired Sprint employees with some cheery talk about the carrier's "workforce evolution."
Read the entire statement here, if you must.
The company starts off its post by touting its ambitious plan to add 5,000 new jobs. It won't say where, how or when and that number is the only one shared in the statement. By contrast, a telecom union has repeatedly warned that T-Mobile's merger with Sprint will actually shrink the company by as many as 30,000 jobs. Perhaps we should split the difference?
T-Mobile said it will find some redundant workers new jobs inside the company. The not-so-lucky will "be supported in their efforts to find a new position outside the company."
More on T-Mobile's employment numbers and trends:
- AT&T and Verizon axed nearly 30K jobs last year
- Deutsche Telekom job cuts hit 20K since 2015 as pace ratchets up
- T-Mobile's jobs pledge smells fishy
- T-Mobile lays out $60B, five-year buildout plan for 5G
- T-Mobile confirms store closings
- T-Mobile conducts layoffs in prepaid business