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The T-Mobile / Sprint merger hasn’t created jobs — it’s cut thousands

The Wall Street Journal reports T-Cell’s engineering and community operations groups are experiencing waves of layoffs, which have included managers and executives, on high of hundreds of jobs eradicated by restructuring after the corporate merged with Dash in 2020. T-Cell execs promised then that the merger was “all about creating new, high-quality, high-paying jobs, and the brand new T-Cell will likely be jobs-positive from Day One and each day thereafter.”

In April 2020, the businesses had about 80,000 staff mixed; nonetheless, because the Journal factors out, T-Cell’s most up-to-date annual report (pdf) stated it ended 2021 with 75,000 full- and part-time staff.


As of December 31, 2021, we employed roughly 75,000 full-time and part-time staff, together with community, retail, administrative and buyer help features.

An organization spokesperson advised the Journal that the layoffs “had been a part of persevering with organizational shifts in the course of the previous few months” with out precisely saying what number of jobs had been eradicated or if there could be extra layoffs sooner or later.

T-Mobile said the post-merger firm would make use of not less than 11,000 further staff by 2024, however to this point, it seems like the precise reverse is going on. Quickly after the merger, T-Cell announced a layoff plan that will have an effect on “a whole bunch” of former Dash staff. Since then, T-Cell has dissolved Sprint’s LTE network and switched Dash prospects over to T-Cell as the corporate plans to make use of its wealth of PCS spectrum to broadcast cellular signals from satellites.

In the meantime, the Dish Community Genesis 5G service that was supposed to supply new competitors is still hard to find. Elsewhere within the business, different carriers have been experiencing layoffs, too. In early August, CNET reported that T-Cell, alongside with its competitor Verizon reported that they had been shedding staff to accommodate enterprise wants.

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