Many IT and telecom workers lost their jobs during the first half of 2018.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 11, 2018

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It’s been a tough first half of the year for many IT and telecom professionals as numerous companies trimmed their workforces as part of restructuring plans, acquisitions and other strategies.

However, many may have quickly found new opportunities. Last month, Janco Associates reported the IT job market is on a roll, with nearly 63,000 new jobs added in the the last 12 months and a projection that almost 83,000 new jobs will be added in 2018.

That being said, the telecommunications sector continues to shed jobs, cutting 20,900 jobs in the last 12 months, Janco said.

Meanwhile, IT and telecom layoffs continue to grab headlines on a regular basis.

Scroll through our layoff tracker below for a recap of cuts that occurred during the first half of 2018 at CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon, Windstream, HP, Microsoft and more.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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