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Digicel reportedly downsizing in Caribbean and Central America

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Digicel is reportedly downsizing in the Caribbean and Central America.

Approximately 1,300 Jamaicans are employed to Digicel in Jamaica.

In an email to its staff yesterday, the telecoms company reopened its voluntary separation programme, to all staff in the Caribbean and Central America. 

Employees in the French West Indies and Panama are not affected.

The announcement was made to the staff in Kingston in an email by the group CEO, Colm Delves immediately after a board meeting at Ocean Boulevard headquarters.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that persons who do not wish to leave voluntarily, could see their positions made redundant.  

It is also understood that the number of persons who respond to the offer will determine what direction is taken.

According to the source, employees have three weeks to respond as the offer ends midnight, April 15.

Contacted this morning, Digicel group public relations officer, Gillian Power, requested that our news centre email her our queries.

However, Power said she would not respond immediately as she would be going into a meeting. 

This is the third voluntary redundancy the company had made since 2009. 

The last one was in 2012.