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Tell KCUR: How Do You Prepare For A Layoff In Kansas City?

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As one of the Kansas City area’s largest employers is bracing for another round of job cuts, the community is busy speculating on how large this wave will be.

Last week, Overland Park-based Sprint Corp.’s new CEO, Marcelo Claure, told investors that as the telecommunications company attempts to cut costs, the firm also would shed management employees, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.  

Sprint, which has about 7,000 local employees, is intricately tied to the Kansas City business community, having begotten roughly 20 other firms.  

A Sprint spokeswoman told the Kansas City Star that Sprint planned to notify affected employees, including network, technology and other workers, in October — although the number of those employees hadn’t been determined.

Employees react in many different ways when they suspect or know job cuts are coming.

Tell KCUR: How do you prepare for a layoff in Kansas City?

Tweet your layoff experiences with the #TellKCUR hashtag or go to our Facebook page and leave your answer in a comment.  

You also can leave us a message at 816-235-2881. Or send an email with your answer to social@kcur.org. We’ll share your stories Thursday online and on the air during KCUR’s daily talk show Central Standard, which starts at 10 a.m.

Tell KCUR is part of an initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions.  We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online. Everyone has knowledge and insight to share. Be a source for KCUR and let us know more about your expertise. 


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