In the ongoing anti-trust review of the AT&T / T-Mobile merger, AT&T has announced that they’ll hire 5000 new workers if the merger goes through.
You’d have to look awfully hard to find a merger of this scope where the workforce of the combined company actually increased post merger. One of the principle incentives for such mergers is to increase the per employee revenue. I’m sure with the focus on jobs being in the forefront of everything at the moment I guess AT&T figures this is a good strategy to apply pressure to the regulators considering the merger. AT&T knows they can say anything they want without obligation.
I’d bet my life this is a big whopper.