Orange,T-Mobile venture axes 550 staff in Britain
Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of mobile phone brands Orange and T-Mobile in Britain, said Wednesday that it planned to axe 550 jobs across the country.
"Following a review of its business, Everything Everywhere has announced proposed organisational changes," it said in a statement.
"As a result of the proposed new structure, regrettably, approximately 550 head office and support roles, or four percent of the company, will leave the organisation over the coming months."
Orange, owned by France Telecom, and T-Mobile's Deutsche Telekom, merged their British operations in 2010 and immediately cut 1,200 posts, leaving about 15,000 workers.
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