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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Reston's Vibrant Economy Part 15: Corn fritters (or buyouts) for everyone!

After months of speculation, it's official: Sprint is movin' its headquarters to Kansas.

It was unclear how many employees at the Reston campus would be affected by the relocation, as the company is offering voluntary retirement packages as part of its plan to reduce staff worldwide by 4,000. Yet the wireless carrier said Sprint will continue to maintain sizable operations locally, reducing the number of office buildings it operates from nine to seven.
Here's the official boilerplate from the internal memo.
We will retain a very significant employee presence in Reston. It remains an important source of talent for the company. Very few Reston-based employees, other than some executives, will be expected to relocate to Overland Park. We'll use this opportunity to re-energize and strengthen the Reston campus.
If by "re-energize" and "strengthen" you mean "find plenty of room to hold meetings in empty cubicles." You can read the rest of the internal memo here. Or better yet, just wait for the movie:

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