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Optus Denies Plans to Cut 1,000 Staff

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Australia's Optus has denied media reports that it is planning to cut around 1,000 staff as part of a cost cutting measure.

The job cuts are, according to a memo seen by The Australian newspaper a consequence of the company securing the media rights to broadcast the English Premiere League.

It was reported that customer service and network staff are likely to be cut.

However, while admitting that the company is reviewing its operations, an Optus spokesman denied the specifics of the report.

"Optus continually reviews its operations to ensure it has the right organisational structure in place to achieve its goals. As our business evolves we anticipate we will need to make further changes to the way we organise ourselves to help support our business goals, but we have no specific changes to share right now."

"Although our priority is to always communicate the details of any changes directly with employees first, Optus does not have plans to make 1000 roles redundant."

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