Uninor in talks with rival firms to absorb employeesAugust 8th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Telecom operator Uninor, a joint venture of Norwegian firm Telenor and the Unitech Group, Tuesday said it is in talks with business competitors to rehabilitate its employees, who would be retrenched following its decision to scale down operations in four of its 13 circles.
“We have contacted the human resource departments of our competitors. They have expressed a lot of interest,” Uninor managing director Sigve Brekke said here.
The company, which has about 17,500 employees across the country, has already decided to scale down operations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa and simultaneously strengthen in its the best performing circles like Uttar Pradesh-East, Uttar Pradesh-West, Bihar and Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh to give a boost to its finances and operations in preparation for the coming auction of 2G spectrum.
The firm has a total of about 2,000 direct and indirect employees in the four circles.
“We want the reduction in business to be done in a very transparent way,” Breek added.
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