Sprint fires 2,500 & other signs of economic slow-down

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Sprint Layoffs

Sprint, the telecommunications company and the 4th largest wireless network operator in the U. S., is laying off at least 2,500 workers or 8% of its workforce.

Mark Davis reports for The Kansas City Star, Jan. 25, 2016, that the layoffs and cutbacks will mostly affect six customer care centers, but also include 574 other positions at Sprint’s headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

The wave of cut-backs is part of a months-long effort to slash $2.5 billion in spending across all parts of Sprint’s operations. It also marks the third round of cutbacks at Sprint in the last two years. In fall of 2014, Sprint had slashed 1,700 jobs and announced plans to cut 2,000 more. The latest layoffs of 2,500 are on top of those totals, bringing the announced job cut total to more than 6,000.

Marci Carris, Sprint’s senior…

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