AT&T to Cut Nearly 2,000 Jobs, Telecom Labor Union Says

This is a developing story and will be updated.Less than two years after Dallas-based AT&T championed corporate tax cuts and pledged they'd lead to job creation, the company plans to cut nearly 2,000 jobs, according to the telecom union that represents its workers.Officials from Communications Workers of America say AT&T began notifying employees Thursday about the upcoming cuts. About 1,880 jobs will be eliminated over the next few months in 23 states, including Texas and Oklahoma, according to the union. The cuts are aimed at technicians.AT&T spokesman Marty Richter confirmed that jobs will be eliminated, but would not say how many. He said most affected employees will be offered a similar job by AT&T. "Due to changes as our business and industry continue to evolve, we are making some staff reductions involving technicians who install and repair certain services and network systems," he said in an email.  Continue reading...

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