Cingular to lay off 10% of workers

Nov 23 2004 - 02:25 PM ET | Cingular
cingular logoThe expected post-merger layoffs have been announced: 10% will be gone. Over the next 12-18 months the nation's largest wireless carrier will cut aproximately 7,000 jobs. Most of the losses will come from the administrative ranks. Customer service jobs should not be affected as there are now more customers to support. The cuts will not start until after the holiday shopping season and Cingular hopes to add the jobs back over time as more customers sign up with Cingular.