Sprint job losses from its transformation into a leaner company continued through April, eliminating 113 jobs at the Overland Park headquarters.
The company notified Kansas this week under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of the job losses that occurred during the last 90 days.
Michelle Boyd, a Sprint spokeswoman, said the cuts came in various parts of the business. All of the employees had been notified of their job losses in the last 90 days, but some have not yet worked their last day.
She said some did receive higher benefits under a severance benefits program that ended in late January. Employees notified of a job loss after the severance change would receive about half the severance benefits of those notified before the benefits were reduced.
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“We certainly tried to let people know before the change in severance this year, but some organizations (within the company) are continuing to go through the transformation process, and unfortunately jobs being impacted is one side effect of that,” Boyd said.
Sprint previously had eliminated about 2,500 jobs companywide, mostly at call centers in Overland Park and other cities around the nation, as well as at its headquarters.
The company currently employs about 6,000 in the Kansas City area, including retail outlets, and 30,000 nationally.
Sprint’s transformation is focused on a plan to eliminate $2.5 billion in annual expenses.