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2,000 jobs to be cut by Vodafone Germany

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Mar 26, 2024

Vodafone Germany, a telecommunications provider, plans to offer a savings package in order to save and relocate around 2,000 jobs. The company made this announcement on Tuesday in Düsseldorf. Currently, Vodafone has approximately 15,000 employees in Germany, with about a third of them based in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. This savings package would affect around 13% of the employees, with the goal of saving 400 million euros over the next two years.

To achieve the desired financial impact, Vodafone plans to not only save staff positions but also reduce material and operating costs. In a speech to employees, company boss Philipp Rogge mentioned that measures will include addressing outdated or duplicated systems following company takeovers. Rogge will be leaving the company at the end of March.

Vodafone Germany has been undergoing significant changes in recent years. Under Rogge’s predecessor, many customers had complaints about the company not fulfilling advertising promises, particularly concerning landline connections. However, Rogge explained that Vodafone has been realigning itself and has seen growth with improved networks and offerings in recent quarters. The company aims to become easier, faster, leaner, and more powerful in the next two years.

As part of a transformation program, Vodafone plans to develop simpler products and services while reducing costs by dismantling complex structures and modernizing network elements and IT systems. Rogge has promised that personnel changes will be managed in a socially responsible manner, with an increase in automation for certain tasks and new hiring in growth areas such as the cloud business and corporate customer services.

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