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Deloitte Consulting CEO Warns of About 2,500 Job Cuts

May 29, 2020, 6:49 PM

Deloitte will start laying off workers in the U.S. in the coming weeks, a sign that the widespread shutdown of businesses is spilling over into industries where people have been working remotely.

Dan Helfrich, who oversees more than 50,000 workers as chief executive officer and chairman of Deloitte’s consulting arm, said on an internal call Friday that the cuts will affect about 5% of workers, according to two employees with knowledge of the call. Although an exact figure wasn’t given, that would suggest that about 2,500 jobs could be eliminated.

It wasn’t immediately clear which employees may be at...

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