2000 More Jobs Cut at Sprint

A Sprint logo is displayed on a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. (Photo: Toby Talbot, AP)
A Sprint logo is displayed on a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt.
(Photo: Toby Talbot, AP)

Wireless carrier Sprint (S) says it is eliminating 2,000 jobs, or about 5% of its staff, as part of an effort to cut $1.5 billion in annual spending.

The company had announced a round of job cuts in early October, and did not say how many jobs were eliminated at that time. Sprint said Monday that job cuts would reduce its labor costs by $400 million per year.

Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint is the third-largest cellphone carrier in the U.S. and is trying to compete better with AT&T and Verizon.

Japan’s Softbank bought a majority stake in Sprint in 2013 and the company has eliminated thousands of jobs since then. It had 38,000 employees at the end of 2013.

Source: The AP

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