Breaking News – Message Below From At&t Leadership
In response to several factors that are impacting our industry and our company, AT&T today announced the elimination of 12,000 management and non-management jobs across the company. The reductions will occur in December and throughout 2009.

The reduction of about 4 percent of our workforce is tied to three primary factors: a decline in customer spending driven by economic pressures; a continued industrywide trend of residential customers shifting from wired voice to wireless and broadband, and competition; and our more streamlined organizational structure which allows us to operate more effectively and efficiently.

In response to these business and economic factors, AT&T plans to reduce its 2009 capital expenditures from 2008 levels. Capital plans for 2009 are being finalized now and specific guidance will be provided when the company releases its fourth quarter results in late January.

“Given the current economic pressures and the business outlook for 2009, we need to make […]