1. Yes Bank cuts 2,500 jobs, nearly 12% of its workforce, as automation creeps in: Report

Yes Bank cuts 2,500 jobs, nearly 12% of its workforce, as automation creeps in: Report

Yes Bank Ltd. has cut about 12 percent of its workforce to lower expenses and push technology amid an industry-wide lending slump, said people familiar with the matter.

By: | Updated: September 21, 2017 4:48 PM
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Yes Bank Ltd. has cut about 12 percent of its workforce to lower expenses and push technology amid an industry-wide lending slump, said people familiar with the matter.

In its first widespread reduction of jobs since it was founded in 2004, the lender cut about 2,500 roles, the people said, asking not to be identified as they aren’t authorized to speak to the media. Most of the cuts are in the bank’s sales team, the people said. The bank had 20,851 employees at the end of June, exchange filings show. The Economic Times newspaper had earlier reported about the cuts.

Yes Bank, led by billionaire Chief Executive Officer Rana Kapoor, is an outperformer in India’s banking system. It has one of the fastest paces of loan growth while the broader gauge languishes at a two-decade low, because companies staggering under bad debt and excess capacity are awaiting evidence of a pick up in demand before they invest more.

The bank’s push toward automation and innovation will make some roles redundant, and other staff cuts were due to natural attrition and “performance-linked actions,” a Yes Bank spokesman said by email. More details will be communicated in the September-quarter results, the spokesman said, without sharing the exact number of employees being dismissed.

Yes Bank shares rose as much as 1.9 percent as of 1:14 p.m. in Mumbai on Thursday, and have more than doubled in the past year. The lender had 1,020 branches and loans of 1.4 trillion rupees ($17.6 billion) as of end-June, exchange filings show.

  1. K
    Kannan
    Sep 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Leading private banks are cutting jobs in thousands. About 6 months bank, a hundred thousand employees in the IT Sector across the country in the large IT firms were laid off. From the time of demonetisation to June this year, the informal sector has suffered loss of jobs in lakhs. It is amazing that "window dressing" champions appear on TV and make it things look okay. I hope the TV Channels stop this. There is NO JOB GROWTH. We need a GDP that is driven by jobs. It is a VERY GRIM scene when skilled,and semi-skilled are unemployed. The BAD NEWS is that any plan now will take about a year to translate into real jobs.
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