The No. 2 long distance firm says it will slash 2,000 jobs in a vast cost-cutting effort, but analysts and others are watching the merged firm as it gains momentum to fight the almighty AT&T.
MCI WorldCom confirms 2,000 job cuts
update The second-largest phone company behind AT&T will cut nearly 3 percent of its workforce in an effort to slash $2.5 billion in expenses in 1999, a spokeswoman says.
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