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  • Target hit by layoffs as Canada winds down Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Customers arrive at a Target store in St. Albert, Alberta, January 15, 2015.

    Target plans to lay off about 720 people as the retailer winds down its operations in Canada.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Reckitt Benckiser Group's new cost-saving plan will include some job cuts, its chief executive told reporters on Wednesday, though he declined to say how many. Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor said the program will look at everything from how employees travel and communicate to how they buy stationary. Reckitt will combine operations in Russia and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. oil services company Halliburton said on Tuesday it expects to cut potentially more than 6,000 jobs across the globe because a "challenging market environment" resulting from low oil prices. Halliburton, the latest in a growing list of major oil industry companies laying off workers because of a worldwide glut of crude, said it expects to let...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. oil services giant Halliburton said it expects to cut between 6.5 percent to 8 percent of its global workforce due to the "challenging market environment" caused by low oil prices. Halliburton says impacts of layoffs will be across all company operations. Oil prices have halved since June due to a global glut of oil, forcing many firms to cut...

  • *Pakistan, like South Korea, has seen many branch closings. HONG KONG, Feb 9- Standard Chartered Plc will shift its retail banking focus to affluent clients from ordinary customers and urge them to bank online as part of a broader restructuring led by embattled CEO Peter Sands, a senior executive told Reuters. The costs cuts and the shift to wealthy clients in Asia,...

  • MUNICH/ FRANKFURT, Feb 6- Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser applied the finishing touches to his overhaul of the German industrial group with the announcement on Friday of 7,800 job cuts designed to streamline management and speed decision-making. The roughly 2 percent cut to the trains-to-turbines group's global workforce will generate productivity...

  • Layoffs hit nearly 2-year high in Jan: Challenger Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:58 AM ET

    Employers cut 53,041 jobs in January, led by energy sector layoffs, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported.

  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Weatherford International signage

    Weatherford plans to cut 5,000 jobs by the end of the first quarter as it tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts.

  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Feb 5- Weatherford International Plc plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9 percent of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts. Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, is laying off 9,000 employees, while Baker Hughes Inc is reducing its headcount by...

  • *FY op profit down 14 percent to $6.5 billion. *Net earnings down 8 percent to $4 billion. LONDON, Feb 3- BG Group Plc has written $6 billion off the value of its oil and gas business in the fourth quarter to reflect the slump in the price of oil, forcing it to cut budgets and jobs this year.

  • Jan 29- Data storage equipment maker EMC Corp, which has been under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Corp, forecast a lower-than-expected profit for the year and said it would cut jobs. EMC, which owns 80 percent of VMWare Inc, also said it expected to buy back up to $3 billion in shares this year. EMC comprises four main businesses- its core...

  • Jan 28- Cloud-computing software maker Citrix Systems Inc said it would cut about 700 full-time and 200 contractor jobs as part of a restructuring to improve operational efficiency. Citrix reported a net profit of $95.2 million, or 58 cents per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $138.6 million, or 74 cents per share a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Sony Corp plans to cut around 1,000 additional jobs in its struggling smartphone division as it tries to bring its electronics business back into the black, sources said on Wednesday. Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, has forecast a 230 billion yen net loss for the business year to March, suspending dividend...

  • Jan 27- Troubled logistics company UTi Worldwide Inc said it would cut several senior positions and no longer maintain regional infrastructure as a way to reduce costs, just a month after Edward Feitzinger took over as chief executive. Feitzinger replaced Eric Kirchner, who had led the company for six years. The restructuring will result in annual savings of...

  • UPDATE 1-UTi Worldwide says to cut several top jobs Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Jan 27- Troubled logistics company UTi Worldwide Inc said it would cut several top jobs and no longer maintain regional infrastructure as a way to reduce costs, just a month after Edward Feitzinger took over as chief executive. Feitzinger replaced Eric Kirchner, who had led the company for six years. The restructuring will result in annual savings of $30 million...

  • Tim Hortons to cut jobs after takeover by Burger King Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    TORONTO, Jan 27- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons confirmed on Tuesday it will cut jobs as it reorganizes after being acquired by U.S. fast food chain Burger King for C $12.64 billion last year. The Financial Post reported last week that a "significant" number of the roughly 1,400 employees at its head office in Oakville, Ontario, and in regional...

  • Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business - Nikkei Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:28 PM ET

    Jan 27- 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 percent to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal...

  • Jan 26- IBM dismissed on Monday a Forbes magazine report claiming the technology firm is preparing to cut about 26 percent of its workforce. IBM is in the process of layoffs, as disclosed in its latest earnings report last week, but they will affect "several thousand" employees only, according to an emailed statement from IBM to Reuters. A report last Thursday on...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery. Iowa will be hit hardest by the reductions, with about 565 workers in Waterloo and 300 others in Ankeny slated...

  • Jan 22- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc will cut about 500 jobs, more than a fifth of its workforce, and produce one fewer movie a year as part of a major restructuring after a string of box-office misses. DreamWorks, which held unsuccessful buyout talks twice last year, said it plans to produce two feature films per year, down from three, and close its Northern...