British engineering group Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it would cut 600 jobs in its Norwegian-focused marine business in response to the lower oil price, a move it said would have a “broadly neutral” impact on 2015 profits. Rolls-Royce is in the middle of a cost-saving plan in its aero-engines business and headquarters, axing 2,600 jobs, and … Continue reading
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced it is cutting 1,750 jobs, including 1,000 in Montreal and another 480 in Toronto. The Montreal-based company said that current economic conditions and political turmoil in Russia, China, and Latin America have impacted the entire industry and has meant the company has had to reduce its production of its Global … Continue reading
Beleaguered French nuclear engineering firm Areva SA plans to reduce its global payroll by between 5,000 and 6,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort after years of losses. The largely government-owned company has opened talks with labor unions to find ways to cut its payroll through voluntary departures, Areva’s head of human resources François … Continue reading
Siemens reported Thursday it would need to cut a further 4,500 jobs as part of its global restructuring effort, with a view to making the company more competitive and profitable. It said 2,200 jobs would have to be slashed in Germany. Siemens noted on its website this morning that the move was primarily aimed at … Continue reading
Dow Chemical Co. said Monday it would cut between 1,500 and 1,750 jobs, or about 3% of the global workforce, as part of a restructuring aimed at cutting costs by $300 million a year. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Dow Chemical to cut up to 1,750 jobs as part of cost-cutting … Continue reading
General Motors expects to cut around 1,000 jobs at its Oshawa manufacturing plant by this November, the automaker said Thursday. The union representing the workers said it has been bracing for the cuts since 2012, when GM first announced it will move Chevrolet Camaro production from Oshawa to Michigan. But a heads-up doesn’t make bad … Continue reading
Bell Helicopter’s decision to cut 1,100 jobs from its global workforce will not affect the company’s plans to hire 115 employees at a helicopter assembly plant now under construction at Lafayette Regional Airport, a company official said Tuesday. The job cuts at Bell were announced Tuesday, along with disappointing first-quarter financial results. David Sylvestre, director … Continue reading
The future is cloudy for 1,500 full- and part-time Canadian retail employees who were hit with surprise layoffs this weekend in the Future Shop retail consolidation with Best Buy. Future Shop employees say they were as surprised as everyone else when the company shut its doors across the country on Saturday, ahead of a move … Continue reading
A total of 59,000 jobs in top European and US banks were axed in 2014, bringing the total job cuts to 160,000 across 24 banks in the past two years, authorities said. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Banks in Europe, US Lay Off 59,000 Jobs in 2014 – BusinessNewsAsia.com.
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will reduce shifts and lay off at least 150 workers at its Russian car plant, the German car producer said on Monday, to try to cut costs in a market downturn. via Volkswagen to cut working hours, jobs at Russian plant | Reuters.
Japan’s loss-making Sharp Corp (6753.T) intends to cut 12 percent of its workforce in a global restructuring expected to cost more than $1.7 billion, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday. The job cuts will total around 6,000, half of which would come in Japan through early retirement while the rest would be … Continue reading
Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs. The Beijing research centre is Yahoo’s only remaining physical presence in the country after it sold its Chinese operations to Alibaba in 2005. A spokesperson said “around 350 jobs” would be eliminated. “We are constantly making changes … Continue reading
The French government’s bid to cut €3 billion off its bill for hospital spending will see up to 22,000 posts deleted over the next two years. France’s plan to save billions on health spending has become a little clearer. Health minister Marisol Touraine says over the next two years 22,000 jobs will not be filled … Continue reading
The UK’s state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is set to cut up to 14,000 jobs in its investment banking units across the United States and Asia by 2019, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The number amounts to 80 percent of the jobs in the RBS’s investment banking sector, which is scheduled to experience … Continue reading
The bank, which has now reported seven straight losses adding up to £49.7bn since its 2008 bail-out, also said it would slash thousands more jobs in a dramatic restructuring of its investment bank, exiting two-thirds of the unit’s geographies and cutting around £70bn of assets. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at RBS … Continue reading