• Great articles on other sites
  • RSS Great articles on other sites

  • Renai's other site: Sci-fi + fantasy book news and reviews
  • RSS Renai LeMay

  • Blog, Internet - Written by on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:28 - 4 Comments

    Sensis to chop 50 percent of staff?


    blog Telstra’s online and directories business Sensis hasn’t been a great place to work for a while now. Executive departures and job cuts have proven to be pretty much the norm at the once-great home of the White and Yellow Pages empire over the past several years. But according to The Australian, we may not have known quite how bad things were. The newspaper reports yesterday (we recommend you click here for the full article) that up to 50 percent of the division’s staff may be set to get the sack:

    “A major wave of redundancies is poised to strike Telstra’s directories arm Sensis as the telco giant prepares to slash as many as 500 jobs from the ailing print and digital business.”

    If the story is true, we’re a little surprised Telstra chief executive David Thodey (who tends to be secretive about these … ahem … sensitive matters) didn’t mention the issue at the telco’s financial results session last week. Of course, that session did reveal things are on the downward slide for Sensis. Telstra’s results briefing document (PDF) tells us that Sensis revenue for the last six months of 2012 was down 12.6 percent overall … and 27.9 percent in the print division. Wow. Suddenly it doesn’t seem like such a great idea sending all those printed Yellow and White Pages out any more.

    Print Friendly


    You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    1. Zwan
      Posted 15/02/2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink |

      Damn if they get rid of the hard copies, what will I use to prop my monitors up?

      • Tubsta
        Posted 15/02/2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink |

        Reams of paper, direct from your local print room on your floor.

    2. Rob smith
      Posted 18/02/2013 at 9:10 pm | Permalink |

      It’s disgraceful hard working and loyal people go whilst those at top continue to take no responsibility and next years strategy will be identical. Shame on you Telstra these redundancies are a direct result of out dated and poor strategy.

    3. Justine
      Posted 28/03/2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink |

      No one has asked the question why this once great company has hit rock bottom. Well thanks to stupid leadership they managed to drive their customers away by not doing what they promise…advertising that works. Instead they hundreds of millions introducing a system that failed miserably and caused nothing but heart ache and stress to staff and customers. The beginning of the end started in 2009 and the result is devastation.

  • Get our weekly newsletter

    All our stories, just one email a week.

    Email address:

    Follow us on social media

    Use your RSS reader to subscribe to our articles feed or to our comments feed.

  • Most Popular Content

  • Enterprise IT stories

    • Microsoft wants to win you back with Windows 10 windows-10

      The latest version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will begin rolling out from Wednesday (July 29). And remarkably, Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to those users who already have Windows 7 and 8.1 installed.

    • Qld Govt Depts have no disaster recovery plan brisvegas2

      Two sizable Queensland Government departments have no central disaster recovery plan, the state’s Auditor-General has found, despite the region’s ongoing struggles with extreme weather conditions that have previously knocked out telecommunications and data centre infrastructure.

    • ASD releases Windows 8 hardening guide windows-8-1

      The Australian Signals Directorate appears to have released a guide to hardening Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, three years after the software was released for use by corporate customers, and as Microsoft is slated to release its next upgrade, Windows 10.

    • ASG picks up $35m CIMIC IT services deal money

      Perth-headquartered IT services group ASG this week revealed it had picked up a deal worth at least $35 million over five years with CIMIC Group — the massive construction and contracting group previously known as Leighton Holdings.

    • Datacom completes mammoth Health ICT takeover UTP Cat5e Cable with patch panel

      New Zealand-headquartered IT services group Datacom this week announced it has successfully taken over the ICT infrastructure of the Federal Department of Health, in a long-awaited move which has seen the department remove large tranches of work from the hands of long-term outsourcer IBM.

  • Featured, News, Policy + Politics - Jul 28, 2015 14:17 - 0 Comments

    Labor unveils strong Digital Economy push with top political support

    More In Policy + Politics

    Analysis, Enterprise IT - Jul 28, 2015 16:20 - 8 Comments

    Microsoft wants to win you back with Windows 10

    More In Enterprise IT

    Industry, News - Jul 28, 2015 12:37 - 0 Comments

    ICAC to investigate NSW TAFE ICT manager

    More In Industry

    Analysis, Consumer Tech - Jul 28, 2015 15:59 - 0 Comments

    Older Australians embracing video games

    More In Consumer Tech