Zimbabwe's Telecel Cutting Hundreds of Contract Workers

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Zimbabwe's Telecel is cutting hundreds of jobs as part of a cost cutting measure. The job cuts are focused on contract workers, most of whom were working on the rollout of Telecash.

Telecel confirmed that it will not be renewing 250 contracts for employees under their commercial department.

"We do have contract employees who were specifically hired on a six month contract for subscriber acquisition campaign towards Telecash, some 250 of these will be affected but we will engage them in the future if the need arises," said Mr Mandimika

Since its launch, Telecel has been aggressively marketing the new mobile money service, which has a slight competitive advantage in that it can interconnect with its rival services.

Telecel is Zimbabwe's second largest mobile network operator with 2.5 million subscribers.

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