Exclusive: EE to slash 350 jobs in major restructuring

Exclusive: EE to slash 350 jobs in major restructuring

EE is looking to cut 350 head office jobs in a major restructuring which the operator says is aimed at refocusing the business on its customer services.

The 350 jobs under threat include sales, marketing and finance roles with most being culled from EE's 900 staff at its Hatfield complex.

The restructuring will also see the operator close one of two office buildings on the Hatfield site and transfer 200 staff from Hatfield to other sites in the South East, including EE's HQ in Paddington and its Borehamwood office.

An EE spokesman told Mobile: 'As part of our strategy to expand UK-based customer service teams, and reach our goal of being number one for service, we need to make changes to our company structure.  Consequently we're proposing changes to some of our corporate functions.  We appreciate this will be a difficult time for the staff affected and will support them through this period in any way we can.'

The company announced the cuts to staff last week and is currently consulting with staff affected by the planned cuts. The consultation period is expected to last at least 45 days.

News of the cuts follows reports last week that EE's board has resumed its plans for a flotation or sale of the network operator.

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