Layoffs Watch '15: Great News! Barclays Is Only Cutting 19,000 Jobs!

So that's got to be pretty exciting for everyone who thought the figure was more like 30,000, no?
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Barclays has set no new targets to cut jobs beyond the 19,000 redundancies which it announced in May last year, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, playing down a report of further reductions. The Times newspaper reported that the bank was planning to cut more than 30,000 of its staff within two years as it considers accelerating a cost-cutting programme following the departure of Chief Executive Antony Jenkins.

Barclays has not set new target for job cuts -sources [Reuters]

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