Orange to shed 450 jobs in shake-up

Mobile phone giant Orange said today that it planned to axe up to 450 jobs under an overhaul of the UK business.

The cuts will come in administrative and management areas, although the group said it also planned to create 500 customer-facing roles.

Orange, which is owned by France Telecom, has 15.8 million mobile customers and 1.1 million broadband users in the UK.

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