TalkTalk to streamline back-office staff; around 580 jobs to go

27 Jan 2011

UK fixed line and broadband operator TalkTalk has said that it plans to cut around 580 administration jobs, or 13% of its total staff, as it looks to integrate all of its existing operations. According to the BBC, the operator is looking to streamline operations following a series of acquisitions, including the notable purchase of the British broadband operations of Italy’s Tiscali in mid-2009, and the October 2006 deal to buy the UK operations of Time Warner’s ISP AOL; the latter acquisition boosted TalkTalk to its current position as the UK’s third largest broadband operator by subscribers. Commenting on the job cuts, TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that the company’s purchases had ‘created a level of duplication, and it is now time to address that.’

United Kingdom, TalkTalk (incl. FibreNation)