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Shanghai / Expected job growth making it a the new global financial centre

City workers’ expectations of job growth in London are weakening as it appears Shanghai is becoming the new global financial centre. According to research by Astbury Marsden, 73 per cent of bankers are expecting most new banking jobs to be created in South East Asia with Shanghai seeing the biggest jump in opportunities. Only 11 … Continue reading

Wall St / Layoffs continue

Wall Street may seem like its old self again. Financial giants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raked in mega profits in 2012. Bonuses are expected to fatten more Wall Streeters’ pockets than last year. The Dow Jones industrial average has been flirting with an all-time high after topping 14,000 for the first time in half … Continue reading

Bank Layoffs to Continue

Barclays (BCS) is expected to announce a plan to layoff approximately 10% of its 23,000 investment banking employees early in 2013. Although the bank has not given any official details, it is generally believed that the job cuts will happen mostly in Asia and Europe. Barclays is going through a massive overhaul following the departure … Continue reading

Finance / 300,000 jobs gone in the past two years, more than half a million in four years

Wall Street’s cost cuts and dismissals, which have helped erase more than 300,000 financial- industry jobs in the past two years, are far from over. Citigroup Inc. (C)’s announcement yesterday of plans to eliminate 11,000 positions in units spanning equities trading to consumer banking is the latest sign of strain from a market slowdown, stiffer … Continue reading

Barclays / 3,500 jobs could be cut

Barclays could ax as many as 3,500 investment bank staff and cut its advisory or equities operations in Asia as part of a broader strategic review aimed at fixing the bank’s culture in the wake of the financial crisis. The future shape and size of the investment bank is seen as the most critical part … Continue reading

Credit Suisse | To cut 300 jobs in Switzerland

Credit Suisse will merge its retail and private banking arms in Switzerland from January, in a move which will cost 300 jobs at the Swiss bank and save 50 million Swiss francs ($52.76 million). The restructuring is part of an extra 1 billion Swiss francs in cost cuts announced by Credit Suisse two weeks ago … Continue reading

Germany – Commerzbank – Up to 6,000 jobs cut

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-biggest bank, is preparing to axe up to 10 percent of its workforce in the coming years, or 5,000-6,000 jobs, the weekly Die Zeit reported on Wednesday. Die Zeit, in a pre-release of an article to appear on Thursday, said Commerzbank is planning billions of euros in cost-cutting across all divisions between now … Continue reading

ING to cut jobs more than 2,000 jobs worldwide

ING (ING.AS), the largest Dutch financial services group, is to cut more than 2,000 jobs worldwide as it prepares to separate its banking and insurance operations in difficult markets. The cuts, which equate to 2.5 percent of ING’s workforce, come as banks across Europe shed staff in a reassessment of their businesses after the financial … Continue reading

London – Financial sector to cut 13,000 jobs in 2013

London’s financial sector will lay off 13,000 staff in 2013, cutting employment in a key UK economic sector to a 20-year low, as job vacancies also drop in Europe and even Asia, studies showed. Financial firms in Europe’s biggest financial center have laid off more than 100,000 employees since a market peak in 2007, driven … Continue reading

Deutsche Bank – 1,900 jobs cut

Deutsche Bank said Tuesday it plans to cut about 1,900 jobs, most of them outside Germany, as its earnings fell 46 per cent in the second quarter as the European debt crisis hurt its investment banking and trading activities. The bank, which employs nearly 101,000 people, said about 1,500 of the job cuts will be … Continue reading

Finance – Midlevel Jobs Going Out of Wall Street

New York’s biggest investment houses are shifting jobs out of the area and expanding in cheaper locales in the United States, threatening the vast middle tier of positions that form the backbone of employment on Wall Street. The shift comes even as banks consider deeper staff cuts here, which could undermine the state and city … Continue reading

At The Root Of the Global Job Gap | Finance and economic growth delinked

The neglect of credit and debt in economic theory continues to produce muddled policy thinking. Take the tendency to protect banks lock, stock and barrel, at huge costs. The mantra is that if we let banks go bankrupt, that will ruin the economy. This is a nifty inversion of the truth: it is precisely the … Continue reading

Australia | Finance Industry Has Lost 3k Jobs in the first 4 months of 2012

A shocking 3000 jobs have been lost in Australia’s finance industry in the first four months of the year according to the National Secretary of the Financial Services Union. Though the majority of these jobs were lost in the first six weeks of the year, with the announcement from the Australia & New Zealand Banking … Continue reading

Unemployment insurance: It’s killing small businesses – Baltimore Sun

I run a small business — about 20 employees — in the Baltimore area. We are a manufacturing company in the construction industry. I have worked extremely hard and sacrificed my own pay to keep our people employed over the last five years. I have not had a layoff and had previously earned a low … Continue reading

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