Layoffs Watch '16: Nomura Planning To Ask A Number Of Employees To Join HR In The Conference Room

And not for a congrats on a job well done.
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The bank is considering freeing up a whole lot of desk space in the U.S. and Canada. Cherish each and every one of your late night Seamless; you never know which one will be your last.* (*At this specific location. Surely there are many more Seamless orders in your future at a cubicle unknown.)

Nomura Holdings Inc. may dismiss about 20 percent of its workforce in North America, according to people with knowledge of the situation, joining a growing number of competitors shrinking Wall Street operations amid a trading slump. Decisions aren’t final, and the ultimate number could still differ, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. One senior manager said reductions could be expanded to affect as much as 30 percent of the region’s staff.

Nomura Said to Plan Cutting About 20% of Staff in North America [Bloomberg]

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