Orange Switzerland Announces 140 Staff to Go in Redundancies

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Orange Switzerland has announced 140 job losses as the company "rebalances its resources".

The initial phase, which is planned for the coming weeks, will potentially involve around 70 jobs and will affect corporate functions. Further changes will be evaluated later this year in a second phase.

The company added that customer-centric functions not affected by job reductions and at least 60 new jobs to be created and 18 new Orange Centers opened in addition to the ongoing investment of CHF 700 million in the network.

"Our objective is to simplify our organisation to enable us to focus more on our customers. Furthermore, we will launch a fully commercial 4G network and expand the footprint of our Orange Centers this year. As part of a series of measures, we want to rebalance our resources from corporate functions to more customer-centric positions. These initiatives could result in a total reduction of up to 140 jobs, mostly in corporate functions." said Johan Andsjö, CEO of Orange.

The company recently transferred 100 staff to Ericsson as part of a 5-year managed services contract.

Orange Switzerland was sold by France Telecom to the private equity group, Apaz Partners last year.

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