Virgin Mobile USA lays off 10% of staff

Citing “duplication of assignments”, Virgin Mobile USA has announced that they have laid off 45 employees from their New Jersey and California offices, which works out to about 10% of their workforce.

This comes just months after Virgin Mobile purchased post-paid MVNO Helio for $39 million. The terms of that deal already entailed a whole lot of cuts to the Helio team, and I’d imagine that today’s announcement means more jobs lost by that camp.