“CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company,” that is how Century Link describes itself and while the company does a good job of presenting itself to the public it has not spent as much time doing right by its employees. The company is getting ready to get rid of 177 workers in Washington. This cut, which represents about 8% of the workers in that state is only part of a much larger initiative.
On the whole the company expects to layoff more than 1,000 workers. The 1,300 people who are going to be out of a job nation wide. At the present moment the company is being very sketchy on the details. They have not said anything about how many workers are going to be cut from most locations, what kind of severance benefits they are going to give workers, if any, and how many of the workers are union/non-union. There is also no word on what positions exactly are going to be cut back. For now the workers can only wait and see who will be cut and from where.
Of course these are not the only cuts to the technology sector, as many big name tech companies are getting ready to cut back on staff in order to work on their bottom lines. For those of you missed out on our earlier coverage about cuts to a different side of wireless communications here is an excerpt:
“Most of you know who of the electronics manufacturer Nokia as the makers of many types of electronic devices and components for the same. Well it looks like that image may have something added to it. It may have to add job cutters.
Nokia has agreed to cut back on about 1,000 jobs in the nation of Finland. The jobs, which are being moved from more expensive Finland to less expensive Asia. So really, the jobs are moving to a place where it is less expensive
The plant where most of the cuts are coming from is called Salo, and Salo is one of the oldest factories in the nation of Finland. In order to make job cuts here Nokia had to come to an agreement with the workers union, which it did.
Of course, this is not the first time that Nokia has laid off in the recent past. For those of you who missed out on our earlier coverage of Nokia layoffs here is an excerpt from that coverage:
“Nokia Siemens Networks, a telecom equipment manufacturer based in German and Finland has recently announced it intentions to layoff a significant workers. The company is looking to get rid of workers in eight different countries, and this will mean a loss of about 17,000 jobs. Of the cut we do know that 2,900 job cuts in Germany and 1,200 in Finland. The rest of the cuts will come from workers in the other six nations that will be getting the job cuts, meaning that they will bear the brunt of it.”CenturyLink to Layoff 1,300 by Harrison Barnes