Telstra job cuts continue

5 Jun 2007

Telstra is shedding 500 technical and support jobs as part of its wider plan to cull up to 12,000 employees. In a statement the telco revealed that the cuts, which are scheduled to take place over the next 12 months, will come from the consolidation of the company’s service faults, activation centres, and some BigPond technical support call centres to four sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville and Perth. In November 2005 CEO Sol Trujillo announced that between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs would be lost over the next three to five years. A Telstra spokesman said the company’s total workforce had been cut by 2,066 positions since the first half of the 2006 financial year, by 4,596 positions since July 1 2005, and that the company was on track to meet its target.

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)