Frontier wants to give helping hand to Verizon retirees

If you're a current Verizon employee working on the lines that the telco is selling off to Frontier Communications and you plan to retire, Frontier says they are 'happy to offer you a part-time job at Frontier.'

This came after Frontier's CEO and Chairwoman Maggie Wilderotter was asked whether she knows if Verizon will let current workers go in rural markets including West Virginia and 13 other states.

And while Wilderotter said she has not talked to Verizon about the large telco conducting layoffs before it finishes selling off its lines to Frontier, she said she does not think they will lay anyone off. She thinks that the only real change will be "if employees decide they want to retire." Wilderotter added that if any employee that works on the lines they are acquiring wants a job, she would "hire them back to continue to work" on a part-time basis.

Since Verizon announced last May that it would sell off rural lines in 14 states to Frontier for $8.6 billion, the Communications Workers Union (CWA) launched a vigorous protest against the deal arguing that it will come with massive job cuts.

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