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KPMG lays off 700 people in US, 1st among Big4 accounting firms to cut jobs

KPMG has announced that it is laying off 2 per cent of its workforce at its office in the United States with an aim to keep costs low as the economy slows

The KPMG logo is seen at the company's head offices in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
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KPMG on Wednesday said that it is laying off two per cent of its staff in the United States of America, making it the first of the four largest accounting firms in the world to do so, reported Financial Times citing an internal announcement.

The cuts at KPMG will affect close to 700 people, the FT report added.

Carl Carande, vice-chair of KPMG's US advisory business said that the decision was taken as the firm needed to "better align our workforce with current and anticipated demand in the market".

"We have experienced prolonged uncertainty affecting certain parts of our

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 4:59 PM IST

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