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April 7, 2009

Royal Bank of Scotland Plans Up to 9,000 Job Cuts

The Royal Bank of Scotland said on Tuesday it might cut as many as 9,000 jobs worldwide as the troubled British bank, which is majority-owned by the government, seeks to reduce costs and repay government funds.

The job cuts would affect back office operations and would come in addition to the 2,700 already announced in Britain for this year. The bank said the actual number of layoffs would be lower than 9,000 because “natural turnover” and “less use of agency staff” would further help to limit redundancies. In addition, the bank said it already identified 650 new job opportunities in Britain.

Source: The New York Times

February 11, 2009

RBS announces up to 2,300 UK job losses

As former chiefs of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) made public apologies before the Treasury Select Committee yesterday, the group announced that it could cut up to 2,300 jobs in the UK.

The bank, which will shortly be majority state-owned, was brought to the brink of collapse last year under the leadership of its chief executive, Sir Fred Goodwin, and chairman, Sir Tom McKillop.

Source: Banking Times

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