EE planning to axe 350 administrative jobs

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UK mobile operator EE is considering to axe around 350 administrative jobs as part of a revamping plan that will see a significant reduction in corporate positions at the mobile network.

According to the Bloomberg report, citing a person familiar with the matter, the UK mobile operator could cut up to 350 marketing, finance, legal and account management jobs and add sales and customer-support staff as part of a restructuring effort.

As per reports, most of the cuts are expected to come from EE’s 900 Hatfield staff, while customer service staff in retail and call centers will remain unaffected by the job cut.

The job cut news comes in wake of the talks held between EE owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom last week which suggested that the duo could choose to sell the venture for approximately £12 billion or alternatively float it on the stock market in 2015.

“As part of our strategy to expand UK-based customer service teams and reach our goal of being number one for service, we need to make changes to our company structure,” said an EE spokesperson.

“Consequently we’re proposing changes to some of our corporate functions. We appreciate this will be a difficult time for the staff affected and we will support them through this period in any way we can.

With around 15000 workers, EE is currently UK’s largest mobile carrier in terms of customers and employs. The mobile operator’s 4G network has covered almost 75 per cent of the UK population with its superfast mobile service reaching 263 towns and cities as well as over 2,500 small towns and villages across the country.