Telecom gear maker Ericsson stated Friday it could slash 8,500 jobs worldwide, a part of a cost-cutting programme as monetary headwinds push operators to rein in spending.
Ericsson, which had a complete of 105,000 staff on the finish of 2022, final month posted disappointing full-year 2022 earnings, as operators sluggish spending on rolling the most recent 5G networks because of the world financial slowdown and rising inflation.
The Swedish firm stated a lot of the layoffs can be carried out within the first half of 2023 and the remainder in 2024, because it accelerated its $860 million price saving plan introduced on the finish of 2022.
“We see potential to simplify and turn out to be extra environment friendly throughout the corporate, particularly in structural prices. However we’re additionally engaged on our service supply, provide, actual property and IT,” spokeswoman Jenny Hedelin advised AFP.
“It should, nonetheless, sadly additionally lead to a necessity to deal with headcount. We imagine a complete of 8,500 positions will likely be affected”, she stated.
Ericsson stated 1,400 of the job cuts had been in Sweden, which had already been introduced earlier this week.
For 2022, the group posted a 39 % drop in web revenue to six.2 billion kronor (1.7 billion euros, $1.8 billion).
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