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January 29, 2023

Layoff Watch ’19: KPMG U.K. Reportedly Will Cut an Entire HR Division

Project Zebra” strikes again. The London Evening Standard has the latest about the bloodletting going on at KPMG. Apparently some people in HR are being told to hit the bricks:

The Evening Standard can reveal that KPMG is taking the knife to its internal training team – which it calls Learning Deployment Operations – who run staff training for thousands of UK employees from its office in Watford. KPMG said more than 50 roles are set to be affected although sources said this number could be higher.

Carrie Dunn, head of UK HR at KPMG, has written to staff warning the work will now be done by 30 staff in Leeds, with the rest outsourced to India.

She said a final decision was still subject to consultation, but a source at the Big Four accountancy firm said “around 75” staff could go. The insider added: “The team is being disbanded. This is just the start – many more roles will go across back office, HR and some other areas too.”

The lay-offs come after KPMG set out plans to axe a tenth of its UK partners – 65 of its most-senior roles – by Christmas as well as making a third of its 630 administrative assistants redundant.

Not good.

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