Sprint has announced that they’ll be cutting around 800 customer support positions, after being acquired by Japanese carrier SoftBank.
According to Jennifer Schuler, a spokeswoman for Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint, the cuts are “organizational adjustments being made to meet the changing needs of our business”, largely as the result of shutting down the iDen network.
Sprint plans to keep its total workforce steady at about 40,000, Schuler said. “Sprint continues to hire new employees into positions that support our corporate strategy,” she said.
Sprint started notifying most of the affected employees last week. About a third of the workers — 284 employees — are based in the Texas cities of Fort Worth, Irving and Temple, according to a letter to the state’s workforce commission.