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March 26, 2009

HSBC to lay off 2,900

Filed under: banking,HSBC,outsourcing,UK — 7macaw @ 6:47 am
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HSBC yesterday said 1,200 UK jobs were under threat following a review of the banking business, which will see the closure of its Newport call centre.

But union leaders insisted 2,900 jobs will be axed at HSBC, including 500 being off-shored to India. The Unite union said a number of local communities would be “ravaged” as sites were closed and work moved abroad.

HSBC insisted that while 2,900 positions would be axed, some staff would be given different work and only 1,200 would lose their jobs.

Source: Wales Online, The Mirror

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