Sprint is shedding more than 50% at its U.S. distribution center, a move that’s expected to cut more than 3,500 jobs.
The company said in a statement that it will layoff about 1,100 employees at the facility, which it owns in the Philadelphia area, starting this month.
Sprint said it’s the largest U.A.E. distribution centre to close in its history.
The announcement follows a number of layoffs across the company in recent weeks.
The layoffs at the Philadelphia distribution center will start with a planned reduction in workers in March, the company said.
In April, Sprint said that it was closing its US offices, with plans to reduce the number of employees by 30% and close down the facilities by the end of 2019.
The closure comes after Sprint announced a plan to cut about 30% of the workforce at US distribution centers in 2019.
In its statement, Sprint described the company’s decision to layoff workers at its distribution centers as “a strategic and sustainable path forward.”
The company also said that the layoffs would affect Sprint’s customers and that the company would work with those customers to offer them the best possible service.
Sprint is expected to announce its next-generation network plans this month, with the company hoping to roll out its LTE network and expand its network coverage in the US.