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Sprint to cut 1,200 jobs
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint Corp. said Friday it will cut 1,100 workers and eliminate another 100 unfilled jobs, bringing the total number of jobs cut since October to at least 13,000.
The cuts will come from the Overland Park, Kan.-based company's global markets division, which includes most of Sprint's struggling long-distance business.
Company spokesman Nicholas Sweers said the job cuts were a result of Sprint's decisions to combine different Web-hosting services and to eliminate its digital subscriber line, or DSL, platform in some cities. However, Sprint is looking for a partner to offer high-speed Internet service in those cities, Sweers said.
"We are making significant steps that will enhance our focus on meeting financial commitments and position us to meet marketplace demands for 2003 and beyond," Len Lauer, president of Sprint's Global Markets Group, said in a news release.
The trims, through layoffs and normal attrition, are expected to occur over the next several weeks. The company, which employs 80,000 people, did not say where the jobs would be cut.
"We're still determining which employees will be impacted and which locations those will be," said Sprint spokesman Mark Bonavia.