9/20/2013 11:54:26 AM
Virgin Media looks to cut 600 jobs
Virgin Media has announced it will cut up to 600 jobs in an organisational reshuffle.
The operator was acquired by Liberty Global earlier this year, and a 90 day consultation will commence to determine the outcome of structural change. Those affected are likely to be in senior and middle management positions. A Virgin Media spokesman said customer-facing positions were not likely to be subject to the redundancies.
He added that although 600 positions may be cut, it doesn’t necessarily mean 600 people will leave, as unfilled vacancies and duplicated jobs roles will also be scrutinised.
Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, Tom Mockridge, said: ‘Like organisations across the public and private sector, Virgin Media is making sure it has the structure it needs to meet the needs of its customers. These proposals are designed to take advantage of the opportunities that come with being part of the world’s largest cable operator and create an organisation that’s fit for growth.'
Author: Matthew Campelli