EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

British Telecom

British Telecom

Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 147000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-05-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 15000
Planned Job Reductions max: 15000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 15000

Additional Information

British Telecoms is to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide. The cuts were blamed on company losses reported by its Global Services unit and amount to 10% of the global workforce. The company committed to implement the redundancies through voluntary means and early retirement and also to keep to a minimum the number of permanent staff who will be affected by the restructuring. As of 17 May 2009 there is no information on which sites and countries will be affected but most of the job losses will occur in the UK.