Reuters Purge Starts At RI In London With 50 Marketing Staffers

ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT

LONDON--The first in a series of layoffs by Reuters took place here last week, mainly in the Reuters Information (RI) group's marketing division, as part of the vendor's massive restructuring program.

Around 50 RI marketing people, largely based at Kildare House off Fleet Street, were made redundant on Monday last week, sources say. The rest of the staff members who were made redundant were based in the US, although officials declined to specify the number there.

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