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Monday 11 December 2017

Digicel to cut around a quarter of its staff globally

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

Irish-owned telecoms and communications group Digicel is to cut around a quarter of its staff globally over the next 18 months.

The business is active in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific.

Announcing a global transformation programme, the company said it is designing and integrating its organisation “to be fit for purpose for 2030 and beyond”.

The future organisational structure will comprise a small number of regional hubs - two for the Caribbean and Central America regions and two for the Pacific region - housing back office centralised functions and delivering shared services.

The company said this would allow staff in Digicel’s 31 markets to focus on sales and enhanced service delivery.

“This will result in an approximate 25pc reduction of the global workforce over the next 18 months with the first step in the process being the offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on 1st March 2017.”

More to follow.

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