FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Vodafone
"We have started voluntary job cuts. Nobody is forced to accept the offer," a company spokesman said.
Vodafone Germany last month announced it would seek to cut 100 million euros (82 million pounds) in annual costs, saying it would try to avoid forced redundancies.
Vodafone and rivals Deutsche Telekom
In addition, mobile carriers are suffering from stricter regulation.
The cutbacks come on top of a two-year restructuring programme launched by Vodafone Germany in April last year, affecting 500 jobs.
(Reporting by Peter Maushagen; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Louise Heavens)