Wednesday, June 17, 2020
SHAME!!! MASSIVE SPRINT LAYOFFS START IN KANSAS CITY DESPITE ASSURANCES!!!
As coronavirus continues to spark economic suffering across the globe and recent civil unrest created final devastation for both big & small biz, the demise of a local corporation is now underway.
To wit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY METRO IS FIRST TO SUFFER EPIC SPRINT LAYOFFS!!!
Reminder, the local newspaper helped politicos reassure the public that these inevitable job cuts wouldn't happen . . .
A little more than a year ago, Tracey Osborne Oltjen, president and CEO of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, declared via dead-tree media :
"The merger builds upon Sprint’s footprint in the region and promises positive impacts for economic growth, job creation and telecommunication leadership. As our region’s sixth-largest private sector employer, Sprint plays an integral role in supporting the community and its people . . ."
And today, many of those people will now be desperately looking for jobs in one of the worst economies in American history.
Check the links:
Verge: The T-Mobile and Sprint merger is already resulting in hundreds of layoffs
Tech Crunch: T-Mobile was eliminating Sprint’s inside sales unit (BISO), a sales division that focuses on small businesses across the United States.
Fox Biz: This widespread cuts enacted the WARN ACT, which requires companies to give employees advance notice of coming layoffs before the final day of employment which for some is in about two months.
There are about 6,000 people still working at Sprint headquarters in Overland Park. While local economic experts are slow to offer any predictions . . . Industry insiders point to similar instances wherein companies have laid-off employees over a relatively quick period of time following a merger/acquisition.
Developing . . .