Telus Employees Say Layoffs Loom
Announcement to be made before weekend?
Users in our Telus forum
indicate that the Canadian operator is in the process of informing employees they're being let go, though so far posters seem to indicate the layoffs are being restricted to just clerical and management positions. The company announced some 100 managerial layoffs back in December
, stating that no new layoffs were foreseen. Our attempts to reach the company for official comment have so far been unsuccessful. Posters indicate the cuts may be announced before the end of the week.Update
:Shawn Hill of Telus has this to say:
We are engaged in a careful review of TELUS' operations to ensure we are efficient and effective even as our industry continues to undergo massive change. That review revealed that as technology and the competitive environment evolves, the structure that worked in the past is not always the one we need now. As such, we are moving people and resources from declining areas of our business to growing areas. As part of that program there were some difficult decisions made, and some management and a few clerical layoffs last week. In all cases we are taking care of affected people, retraining and redeploying them to growing areas of the business wherever possible and offering generous departure packages where it's not.