Windstream lays off 360

Independent telco Windstream apparently has moved to lay off at least 360 employees in three states, according to local news outlets in Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina. The carrier, based in Little Rock, Ark., recently closed its acquisition of CT Communications, based in Concord, N.C.

About 150 of those layoffs will occur at the former CT headquarters, effective, Nov. 5, and may have much to do with redundancies created by the acquisition. The other layoffs are reportedly connected to consolidation of technical support centers. Windstream recently reported increased revenue, but consolidation even at the independent telco level unfortunately carries a human toll.

For more:
- Read this story in the Charlotte Business Journal (North Carolina);
- this report in the Salina Journal (Kansas);
- and this coverage in the Lincoln Journal-Star (Nebraska)