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Volkswagen in Russia – To cut working hours and jobs

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.

Sharp – To cut 6,000 jobs

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

Yahoo in China – To cut “around 350″ jobs while closing

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

France – To cut 22,000 hospital jobs

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

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – To cut 14,000 jobs by 2019

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

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – To slash thousands more jobs

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

Microsoft in China – To cut 9,000 Nokia jobs

Microsoft Corp. plans to shut two mobile-handset manufacturing plants in China formerly run by Nokia Corp., cutting about 9,000 jobs in total, various reports said Thursday. Microsoft, which bought Nokia’s handset business last April, scheduled the closure of the plants — located in Beijing and the southeastern city of Dongguan — earlier this month and … Continue reading

Total – To cut 2,000 jobs

Total SA on Thursday became the latest casualty of the oil-price swoon, reporting a $5.66 billion net loss for the latest financial quarter and promising to shed billions more in cost savings, including 2,000 layoffs by 2017. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at France’s Total Plans to Cut Jobs, Sell Assets After … Continue reading

SocGen in Russia – To cut 1,500 jobs

Societe Generale SA plans to eliminate about 1,500 jobs in Russia this year as the country’s economic contraction squeezes profitability, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions.  Societe Generale cut about the same numbers of positions in Russia in 2014, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter … Continue reading

Yahoo – To cut 100 to 200 jobs, mostly in Canada

Yahoo Inc. is cutting between 100 and 200 employees, mostly in Canada, according to a person familiar with the matter, as Chief Executive Marissa Mayer works to reduce costs at the Internet company. The layoffs, focused on employees in the company’s Canadian offices, would affect roughly 1% of Yahoo’s world-wide staff of 12,500, this person … Continue reading

Tesco – UK’s biggest retailer to cut thousands jobs

Tesco has begun a cull of head office staff that is expected to involve thousands of job losses as its new chief executive slashes costs and strives to reinvigorate the UK’s biggest retailer.  Sky News has learned that the company has in recent days begun informing senior staff of changes to the structure of its … Continue reading

Sears and Target Employees Losing Their Jobs in Canada – A discount and the promise of local job fairs

Sears Canada has followed through on a promise to begin meeting with some of the workers who are losing their jobs at Target Canada. Chief executive Ronald Boire says about 140 Target employees were bused to its Sears headquarters in Toronto last week, part of a nationwide effort to network with potential candidates. “We felt … Continue reading

Sony Mobile – To cut 1,000 jobs

Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported.  The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October, the Nikkei said. Overall, Sony’s mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 … Continue reading

Automotive Jobs in Canada – Since 2001, more than 53,000 jobs have been lost

The automotive industry’s contributions to the Canadian economy have declined significantly compared to the years between the late 1990s and mid-2000s when automotive manufacturing accounted for eleven per cent of total manufacturing GDP (Sweeney, 2013). While employment in the automotive industry has decreased since 2000, and production capacity in several segments has declined, the industry … Continue reading

Tim Hortons – Planning ‘significant’ layoffs

Tim Hortons is set to lay off a “significant” number of employees of its head and regional offices next week, according to sources.  The layoffs, anticipated to some degree since Burger King finalized its merger with the country’s biggest coffee and baked good chain last month, could come as early as Tuesday, sources familiar with … Continue reading

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