About two years after Dallas-based AT&T championed corporate tax cuts and pledged they’d lead to job creation, the company plans to cut nearly 2,000 jobs, according to the telecom union that represents its workers.
Officials from Communications Workers of America say AT&T began notifying employees Thursday about the upcoming cuts. It will eliminate 1,880 jobs by the end of September in 23 states, including Texas and Oklahoma, the union said. The cuts are aimed at technicians, such as those who do home installations or lay fiber cable.
About 400 of those jobs are in Texas, CWA communications director Beth Allen said.
AT&T spokesman Marty Richter confirmed that jobs will be eliminated but would not say how many.
“Due to changes as our business and industry continue to evolve, we are making some staff reductions involving technicians who install and