Companies are in the business of business, not charity. Sometimes, layoffs are necessary, even if tax cut legislation is enacted.
Fortune thinks AT&T is a great company for being willing to retrain 100,000 workers rather than letting many of them go.
That move on their part must make good business sense. Retaining the Direct TV employees must not have made good business sense. I don't know what shape Direct TV is in, but it seems AT&T does. It is their business, after all.http://fortune.com/att-hr-retrain-employees-jobs-best-companies/