Restructuring: Telia Norway reduces staff to increase efficiency

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Telia Norway has informed about staff reductions of about 240 positions which is equivalent to 10 percent of the staff. More than 200 days have passed since Telia Norway merged with GET/TDC and a new organizational structure is in place.

On Tuesday Telia Norway informed of reductions equivalent of 10 percent of the staff. The reduction encompasses both employees and consultants. A significant part of the reduction of 240 positions are ones that will not replaced, and planned positions which will not be recruited to.

“We are under considerable pressure on both top line and bottom line. This is not unique for us, but it applies. Our industry is characterized by rapid changes in all areas, both in the operator landscape nationally and globally, and in terms of competitive situation, technology and customer behavior. Our top priority will always be to build a more competitive and stronger Telia Norway. We must deliver in the short term, but also position and strengthen ourselves actively in the long term. It is necessary to ensure future success – continuously. We expect this from ourselves, and our owners expect it,” says Abraham Foss, CEO of Telia Norway and explains that the reduction of staff only partially is explained by overlapping functions as a consequence of the merger. “”But this is primarily a long-term perspective on ensuring efficient operation and a continued high level of investment so that we ensure that we are best equipped to meet future challenges and, not least, future opportunities.”

All affected employees will be informed on Tuesday. “It is not an easy decision to let people go, and I fully understand that this is a tough message for many colleagues who have done a fantastic job for Telia. We will of course do our best to ensure that those who are affected receive a good and close follow-up in the continued process,” says Abraham Foss.