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

4,000 - 19,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
26 February 2013
Foreseen end date
28 February 2015


JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest US banks, announced plans to significantly reduce its workforce in 2013. The company is planning to cut between 13,000 to 15,000 jobs at its mortgage unit, in addition to 3,000 to 4,000 jobs at its consumer banking business.

While the bank is planning to make 4,000 redundancies this year, the remainder of the job cuts will be carried out by 2015. According to the company, this year’s job cuts will mainly take place through attrition, with some staff being redeployed to different areas within the Bank. Moreover, there is an intention to create additional jobs, among other areas in the bank’s commercial banking and asset management business.

By the end of this year, the bank’s overall staff levels are expected to have fallen by 17,000 staff, representing a 6.5 per cent reduction compared to its current staff level of 259,000.


  • 26 February 2013: Money Watch
  • 26 February 2013: Bloomberg
  • 26 February 2013: Financial Times


Eurofound (2013), JP Morgan Chase, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 74994, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74994.