Switzerland’s third-biggest mobile telecom operator, Orange Communications, announced on 15 February its decision to cut 140 corporate positions in 2013.
The company said that the ‘on-going transformation to become more customer-centric requires rebalancing of resources’ which led to Orange’s decision to reduce its s workforce by up to 140 jobs.
However, the two phases of the move would affect only corporate functions. Job reductions will not involve customer-centric functions and Orange said that at least 60 new jobs are expected to be created in the course of the year.
In addition, the company informed that 18 new Orange centres will be opened in addition to the on-going investment of CHF 700 million in the 4G network.
The first phase of the job cuts plan one of is planned for the coming weeks and will l potentially involve around 70 corporate positions.
Johan Andsjö, CEO of Orange, commented saying that the company’s objective was to ‘simplify our organisation to enable us to focus more on our customers.’ He added: ‘As part of a series of measures, we want to rebalance our resources from corporate functions to more customer-centric positions’.