Verizon offers separation plans to thousands of management employees

REUTERS: Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it is offering voluntary separation buyout packages to thousands of management employees in the United States.

"It is a voluntary plan and offers employees three weeks’ pay for every year of service," Verizon spokesman Jim Gerace said, without providing details on the number of employees who would be offered the plan.

The Verizon logo is seen on the side of a truck in New York

The move comes as the No. 1 U.S. wireless provider is trying to slash expenses and save US$10 billion in costs by 2020.

Verizon had about 153,100 employees as of June.

(Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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