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21 May 2024

Rolls-Royce aims to cut staff by nearly 6 per cent

By Agencies



Rolls-Royce Group PLC, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, said Friday that it intends to trim nearly 6 per cent of employees from its payroll.

The company aims to cut up to 2,300 managerial, professional and clerical staff in Britain, the United States, Germany, the Nordic countries and elsewhere.

In Britain, it said it hoped to achieve staffing cuts by voluntary departures.

“The group will continue to recruit graduates, apprentices and those required directly to deliver growth,” the company said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.

As of November, Rolls-Royce employed 39,500 people: 23,300 in the UK, 8,300 in North America, 2,300 in Germany, 3,400 in the Nordic countries, nearly 700 in Asia and about 1,500 elsewhere. (AP)