Sprint has announced that they will be cutting anywhere from 2,000 to 2,500 jobs to improve their bottom line. The wireless carrier stated on Monday that they will look to trim their workforce both from internal hires and contract workers and that most of those layoffs will occur before the end of 2009.
With the newest set of layoffs Sprint expects to save $350 million annually, they also announced during their notice that they will try to avoid any cuts that will cause their customer service to suffer, an area they have focused on improving over the last several years.
Sprint has been slowly cutting costs over the last year, including various rounds of job cuts. The companies retention rate has also been better than in past years with popular releases, including the Palm Pre.
Even with these cuts, the wireless provider still faces an uphill battle amid tough competition from their U.S. competitors.