Company says it will relocate jobs from other countries while retaining the US-based call-centre jobs of the two companies
Telecommunications company AT&T has promised to bring 5,000 jobs back to the US if regulators approve the acqusition of T-Mobile.
According to a Reuters report, AT&T has said that the company has not decided where in the US the wireless call-centre jobs, currently outsourced to other countries, will be located.
In March, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $39bn.
As part of the transaction, Deutsche Telekom will receive an equity stake in AT&T that would give Deutsche Telekom an ownership interest in AT&T of approximately 8% and a Deutsche Telekom representative will join the AT&T Board of Directors.
AT&T has assured that the merger will not cause any job losses for wireless call-centre employees of the two companies who are currently based in the US.
There are nearly 25,000 US-based wireless call-center employees in the two companies.
AT&T has said the deal provides an optimal combination of network assets to add capacity sooner than any alternative, and it provides an opportunity to improve network quality in the near term for both companies’ customers.