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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) April 17, 2008

AT&T INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware
1-8610
43-1301883
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

                      175 E. Houston,  San Antonio, Texas
78205
                        (Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (210) 821-4105

__________________________________
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01  Other Events.


Throughout this document, AT&T Inc., is referred to as "AT&T".  On April 18, 2008, AT&T announced the next step in streamlining its operations – particularly in non-customer-facing areas – to operate more efficiently after bringing together several companies in recent years. This step reduces AT&T’s workforce by approximately 1.5%, primarily among management employees.  This initiative is part of the company’s move from a collection of regional companies to one AT&T focused on customers.  The vast majority of employees will not be impacted, and headcount overall is expected to remain stable in 2008 as the company hires additional employees to support growth areas. AT&T will reflect a charge of $374 million (pre-tax) in the first quarter of 2008 associated with these force reductions.







 
 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



 
 
AT&T INC.
   
   
   
Date: April 17, 2008
By:  /s/ John J. Stephens
      John J. Stephens
      Senior Vice President and Controller