Charles Schwab cuts 600 jobs amid pressure from Fed interest rate cuts

Charles Schwab Corp. is laying off roughly 600 employees in a bid to lower costs as Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate cuts weigh on its banking arm.

The job cuts amount to roughly three percent of the San Francisco-based firm’s overall workforce and will impact offices nationwide. A Charles Schwab spokesperson said the layoffs were meant to ensure the company remains “well-positioned to serve clients while navigating an increasingly challenging economic environment.”

“Impacted positions span all staffing grades, as well as organizations and locations across the company. While it is never easy to say goodbye to valued colleagues, these actions are a prudent step to ensure we manage our expense growth while continuing to invest in initiatives that allow us to achieve greater scale and efficiency – like platform improvements and digital experiences,” the spokesperson added.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report the job cuts.

Source: FOX Business

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