Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

4,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Citigroup, a major American financial services company based in New York, has announced that it is to cut about 4,500 jobs worldwide due to the financial crisis, as it attempts to trim costs in an "extremely challenging operating environment", according to management.

The group has already reduced its workforce by approximately 23,000 jobs at the beginning of 2008 and by 52,000 in November 2008 (see here).

There is no information on when the job losses will be implemented by. The job cuts were predicted to impact particularly on the group's workforce in two major financial centres, London and New York. The cuts will be spread over several quarters. Citigroup will take a 400 million dollars charge in the fourth quarter related to the layoffs, factoring severance and other expenses.

Citigroup currently employs about 267,000.


  • 7 December 2011: Le Monde
  • 7 December 2011: Los Angeles Times


Eurofound (2011), Citigroup, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 72859, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72859.