Wednesday’s Headlines: Morgan Stanley to cut 580 jobs in New York

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Morgan Stanley says 580 of the 1,600 job cuts it announced a few weeks ago may come from New York, Bloomberg reports, citing a regulatory filing.

Layoffs began on December 15th and hit offices at New York’s Avenue of the Americas, New York Plaza, Broadway and Seventh Avenue. The 1,600 jobs made up around 2.6 percent of Morgan Stanley’s global workforce at the end of September.

“Chief Executive Officer James Gorman, 53, is grappling with Europe’s debt crisis and concern that U.S. economic growth will slow, along with crimping demand for trading and investment-banking services,” Bloomberg writes, noting that Morgan Stanley shares have lost 44 percent this year.

The news wire says financial firms have announced more than 200,000 job cuts around the world this year.


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