AT&T Wireless plans to lay off more than 10 percent of its 30,000 workers over the next year and outsource the functions, The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the situation.
THE MOVES BY THE wireless telephone company would come on top of a recent announcement increasing the number of people it could lay off because of a consolidation of facilities, the paper reported.
AT&T Wireless is discussing outsourcing arrangements with companies that employ people in India and elsewhere overseas, the paper said.
Officials with AT&T Wireless were not immediately available for comment on Wednesday.
The report said major outsourcing deals have not been finalized and that they could fall through, but added the company is negotiating with several possible partners.
The jobs targeted would largely be in customer service and information technology, the report said, citing a person familiar with the discussions.
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