CME Group Lets Go 5% of its Workforce, Mainly From Technology Department

CME Group's shares rallied 2% in the aftermath of the announcement, while the 150 employees affected by the change will

CME Group LogoCME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME), has just announced in a company public statement that it will be cutting its workforce by 5% this week. The move is part of a recently announced restructuring and affects approximately 150 positions.

The main section of operations where the company will cut jobs is the technology department, with the remaining layoffs coming from corporate and administrative personnel.

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CME Group’s (NASDAQ:CME) Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy explained in the company’s announcement that “Our industry has transformed significantly over the past five years, with the advent of OTC Clearing and other changes.  As difficult as this decision is, the efficiencies we have built are allowing us to make this change to our structure.”

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“These staffing changes and other expense control measures we have taken internally will result in decreased costs and reduced management layers, and will help ensure the company’s long-term continued growth,” he added.

The company’s CEO Phupinder Gill said, ”Given changing market dynamics, CME Group reorganized its leadership structure last month to better serve our global client base. With these changes, I am confident we will effectively align our resources and focus on areas of new growth across the globe.”

According to the announcement affected CME Group Inc’s (NASDAQ:CME) employees will be eligible for severance and outplacement services offered through BPI Group. The company’s share price rose almost 2% as the announcement hit the wires.

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