KPMG resorts to redundancies

After exhausting other means of trimming staff costs, including four day
weeks and extended leave, KPMG has announced a round of redundancies.

The firm is being forced to axe more than 250 jobs, with the UK tax practice
hardest hit. Tax advisory services have been hardest hit in the economic
downturn, The Times reports, due to a dearth of transactions activity
on which tax advice is sought.

KPMG staff were informed in an email that redundancy discussions were taking
place in the tax practice.

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