Sprint to cut 500 workers from Overland Park campus

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 17:56:45-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Sprint officials say they have started to notify employees of job cuts in the next month at the company’s Overland Park headquarters.

The company confirmed to 41 Action News is plans to lay off up to 500 employees.

Spokesman Dave Tovar said the company reviewed its operations in an effort to operate more efficiently and effectively.

"Unfortunately, that means that we will be eliminating a number of positions across the company," the company said in a statement to 41 Action News. "Our frontline retail and customer care teams will not be impacted."

The company said in the release that eliminating jobs is never easy.

"Some employees have already been notified and while this is an ongoing process, team leaders will continue to work through this over the next several weeks," the company said.