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News, Telecommunications - Thursday, February 20, 2014 13:24 - 3 Comments
news Telstra’s advertising and directories business Sensis has revealed plans to cut about 800 jobs Australia-wide, in a move that one of the telco’s main unions has immediately stated will “irreparably harm local economies and erode the nation’s skills base”.
The company had previously been reported to be considering cutting up to 400 jobs. However, in a statement released yesterday, Sensis said a proposal currently being considered would result in an overall reduction of approximately 800 roles nationally across Sensis’ advertising operations, sales, management and support areas.
Sensis Managing Director, John Allan, said becoming a more digitally-focused marketing services company was an important part of Sensis’ strategy and future as it met the challenge of increased competition from online and mobile search directories.
“These changes are designed to support our growing digital business, respond to competition and deliver improvements in the service we provide to our customers,” Allan said. “As a leader in digital marketing services and print directories serving Australian businesses, Sensis needs to remain responsive to the changing media landscape. While these decisions are difficult, they are necessary to ensure Sensis maintains its competitive position.” Continue…
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