Alcatel Lucent to cut 100 staff

Alcatel Lucent to cut 100 staff

Staff cuts due to 'the cyclical nature of the business' and projects coming to an end, according to Geof Heydon

Alcatel-Lucent will make about 100 staff redundant from its Australian office claiming an uncertain telecommunications industry. It currently has more than 1000 staff.

Alcatel acting communications director, Geof Heydon said it was reviewing costs and rebalancing workforce requirements for the second of half of this calendar year.

“In part, this is due to the cyclical nature of our business, with projects coming to their planned end and natural changes in project delivery,” Heydon said in a statement.

“This year we need to respond to uncertainty over a number of previous years across the Australian telecommunications market as we all get ready for the opportunities and growth ahead.”

Heydon assured the ‘cost management’ activity would not impact its customer delivery capabilities.

It is uncertain at this stage where most of the staff cuts will be made across the business.

The company recently signed a $15 million contract with NBN Co to provide engineering and testing services for the next 12 months.

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