Bank of America plans to cut 30,000 jobs
September 12th, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Bank of America plans to cut 30,000 jobs

[Updated at 11:43 a.m.] Bank of America said Monday that it plans to eliminate 30,000 jobs as part of plan to save $5 billion.

The announcement came after Chief Executive Brian Moynihan outlined the bank's strategy at an investor conference in New York. Moynihan made no mention of layoffs during his presentation.

BofA has already disclosed plans to eliminate a total of 6,000 jobs this year. And it recently announced a management shakeup that effectively will split the bank into two units: one serving consumer and one serving commercial clients.

The bank said it expects a "significant portion" of the reduction in headcount to occur through attrition and the elimination of unfilled positions.

The move, part of an ongoing reorganization that BofA launched last year called the "Project New BAC," will play out over the next few years.

[Posted at 11:17 a.m.] Bank of America expects to cut 30,000 jobs in the 'next few years' as it moves to refocus its banking business.

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  1. RUFFNUTT (axle rose impersonater )

    well duh.. the people in india work for a dollar a day..

    September 12, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • OingoBingo

      You are exactly "on the money". The great capitalists and executives of this age will be looked back upon as the greatest destroyers of their own nations. It will be their legacy. Globalization has given barely table scraps to the poorest and enriched the already rich. Question is: when will the shooting start?

      September 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. whathappens

    You are always on here... Do you have a life? Just curious.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( enviormental activist & smeller of fine wines )

      no..i live for only cnn blogs...

      September 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MaryMomentum

    So...l bailouts don't equal jobs? Well color me surprised. I hope at least a few more people wake up as this develops and notice the man behind the curtain, counting his tax credits. Tighten those belts and work a little harder, working class! These golden parachutes don't pay for themselves!

    September 12, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. jumbo

    They will also wotk for peanuts. Give em a small bag of peanuts and they will design and build you a bridge. Well, a bridge that falls in the first time you step on it.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. jumbo

    People from india rub doodoo under their arms as a deodorant. Genuine nasty people. Even meaner and more unclean than muslims.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Hey leave ruffie alone and what to heck is it to you anyways

    September 12, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. nurse betty

    Scientist have determined that the blood of people from India more resembles the juice found in the bottom of a garbage dumpster than actual human blood. That is why we have so much trouble fixing them at hospitals.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nurse betty

    We LOVE Ruffie. Just not people from india. They are n a s t y.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. peg

    Yeah they are mean. And nasty too.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. whathappens

    like i said. Just curious

    September 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. denise

    People from India have to be very careful about taking baths or walking in the rain. Since their bodies consist of mud and doodoo they dissolve easily.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sammy

    whathappens is by-curious. LOL.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Well jeez, color me surprised.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. whitespatula

    Sacking 30,000 employees with an average yearly salary of $25K could save over $750 million for The Bofia – or roughly 15% of Warren Buffet's $5 billion wad.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    The Bofia. Good one.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
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