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Bank of America has confirmed a plan to eliminate 30,000 jobs “over the next few years,” 10,000 fewer than what The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The layoffs will amount to about 10 percent of the bank’s workforce. –ARK

Dealbook at The New York Times:

Bank of America said in a statement released on Monday that it planned to eliminate 30,000 jobs “over the next few years.”

Such a reduction, representing roughly 10 percent of the bank’s work force, had been expected.

In an appearance at a Barclays conference on Monday, the bank’s chief executive, Brian T. Moynihan, discussed plans for an overhaul that would produce $5 billion in cost savings.

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Under pressure from unhappy investors, Bank of America’s directors are considering cutting some 40,000 jobs in the first chapter of what looks to be a long-term restructuring effort at the troubled financial giant.

According to the business research company Hoover’s Inc., Bank of America employed 288,000 people in 2010. — ARK

Reuters via Chicago Tribune:

Bank of America Corp. officials have discussed slashing roughly 40,000 jobs during the first wave of a restructuring, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the plans.

The number of job cuts are not final and could change. The restructuring aims to reduce the bank’s workforce of 280,000 over a period of years, the Journal said.

… Investors are pressing BofA to improve its performance after it lost money in four of the last six quarters and its stock has fallen by half this year.

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