AT&T has told one of its dependent unions that the company plans to cut thousands of jobs and will close hundreds of stores across the US…
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantines are only beginning to materialize. AT&T will lay off thousands of workers and close down as many as a hundreds of stores. This, according to the Communications Workers of America union. Among the layoffs are technicians, clerical workers, as well as managers and executives.
AT&T Planning Thousands of Layoffs and 250 Store Closures
The organized group published a press release, informing the public about the carrier’s intentions. More than 3,400 technicians and clerical employees will lose their jobs. Additionally, the telecommunications giant will close over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, affecting 1,300 retail staffers.
AT&T is offering a number of these employees other roles within the company. And, it’s part of an established plan to shut down certain stores, which it had already earmarked for closure. The Communications Workers of America released a press release, which starts with the following message:
“AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs.”