Optus To Cut 440 Jobs As Part Of 'Next-Generation' Goal

It comes after the telco already announced another 400 jobs would be cut earlier this year

Optus has announced it will be making 440 roles redundant in a bid to improve operating efficiency and embrace next-generation technologies.

In a statement to Ten Eyewitness News a spokesperson for the telco said they were restructuring to meet customer needs and become the "next-generation Optus."

"As we continue to evolve the way we work, do business and fund future investments we are removing duplication, improving our operating efficiency and embracing next-generation technologies, like digitisation and automation to achieve this goal," the spokesperson said.

"As a result, certain roles will be impacted, including 440 roles being made redundant. We are speaking with affected employees first, and discussing redeployment opportunities where available."

It comes just months after the company separately announced 400 jobs would be cut in a company shake-up. In May, Optus also announced it would slash 200 jobs after shutting down its subsidiary Virgin Mobile.

Prime competitor Telstra have also hit staff with a raft of redundancies this year. In June the telco giant announced it would cut 8,000 jobs in order to reduce costs.

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