Commerzbank confirms 9600 redundancies


Commerzbank AG is preparing to eliminate thousands of jobs as Chief Executive Officer Martin Zielke seeks to boost profitability at the German lender, according to Reuters.

Commerzbank recently outlined its plan to cut nearly 10,000 jobs. Zielke said he would try to avoid compulsory redundancies.

The labor representatives on Commerzbank’s supervisory board said in a statement they supported building up the bank’s core business and the need for digital operations but added that the size of the job cuts was not justified.

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