Verizon Wireless confirmed it laid off more former Alltel employees as it works to complete its assimilation of the carrier. Verizon spokeswoman Lucie Pathmann declined to put a number on the cuts, but told ArkansasBusiness.com that the effort was part of the carrier's plan to eliminate redundant jobs following its $28.1 billion acquisition of Alltel, which closed early this year.
The majority of the job cuts were in Little Rock, Ark., the site of Alltel's headquarters and now a Verizon regional office. The job cuts were in marketing, finance, legal and other areas.
In July, Verizon laid off 80 workers, and the majority of those workers--50--were former Alltel employees in Arkansas.
Throughout much of the year, Verizon has been digesting Alltel's operations: switching over billing systems, upgrading wireless broadband service and re-merchandising stores. Verizon's blockbuster acquisition of Alltel made it the nation's largest wireless carrier with 89 million total subscribers.
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