Altice USA has reportedly laid off around 100 employees in the Bethpage, N.Y. headquarters of its recently acquired Cablevision Systems asset.
According to Newsday, a newspaper now 25-percent owned by Altice, the layoffs are focused on IT, human resources, accounting and other corporate departments. Per agreement with regulators, customer service personnel and technicians have not been let go, the report added.
Altice's Lisa Anselmo confirmed the layoffs, but also said the company added 49 workers to its U.S. operations last week. She said the layoffs accounted for less than 1 percent of Altice USA's workforce, which totals around 17,000, 13,000 of which were acquired when the company closed its $17.7 billion Cablevision purchase on June 21.
An Altice careers site lists around 100 job openings, many of which are situated in Long Island.
"We understand that in order to deliver exceptional service, we need to have strong, talented employees, and we're focused on creating a culture where our employees are inspired to serve our customers," Anselmo told FierceCable.
Earlier this month, Altice sold back 75 percent of Newsday to the Dolan family — specifically Patrick Dolan and his father, Cablevision founder Charles Dolan.
- read this Newsday story