Last week it was announced that UK mobile retailer Phones 4U would go into administration, and that 5,600 of the companies staff were going to lose their jobs.
The company went out of business because both Vodafone and EE decided to cancel their contract with the company, which meant that they no longer had any mobile phones or contracts to offer to customers.
The Dixons Carphone group announced last week that would take on 800 staff that worked at Phones 4U outlets in their stores, and on the weekend we heard that Vodafone would buy 140 of the Phone 4U stores, which means that another 887 people would keep their jobs.
Now EE has announced that they are purchasing a total of 58 stores from the administrators of Phones 4U, and the 359 staff who worked at these stores will also keep their jobs.
Unfortunately there are still over 3,000 of the 5,600 Phones 4U staff who have lost their jobs, this includes 628 workers at the companies headquarters who were made redundant by the administrators last week.
It is unclear as yet what will happen to the remaining 3,000 plus Phones 4U employees and also the remaining stores, there are no details as yet on whether any of the other mobile operators are looking at the stores.
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