US telecommunications jobs are disappearing

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The top three telecommunications companies in the US are shrinking quickly. Across the industry, telecommunications companies are shedding employees as quickly as they can as they automate their networks, outsource tasks to other companies and do less when it comes to customer service. 

  • AT&T: From 2022 to 2023, AT&T dropped from 162,900 to 150,500 employees
  • T-Mobile US: T-Mobile US went from 71,000 employees in 2022 to 67,000 in 2023
  • Verizon: Verizon dropped from 117,100 employees in 2022 to 105,400 in 2023

US telco jobs are disappearing