MOSCOW, 25 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. Second largest Russian Bank VTB this year will continue to reduce headcount, but will stabilize in 2016, said the Deputy Chairman of the management Board of VTB Herbert Moos.
in the first quarter of 2015 VTB group fired more than 2 thousand people, it was claimed before. The lion's share of the reductions occurred in the Ukrainian "daughter" of VTB, in which the Bank has stopped issuing new loans. Reduction were similarly in a number of other foreign subsidiaries of VTB and Russian, mostly in the retail divisions of the group - VTB 24 ", " Leto Bank ", in insurance.
"We, of course, continue to optimize the number is a response to the economic rules, which currently hosts the country. We also, as you know, began a project to join Bank of the Russian capital. I Also believe, because it will lead to some further reduction in headcount, " said the MEP in conversation before the opening of the annual meeting of shareholders of VTB in St. Petersburg.
"On the reverse side, if the economy starts to grow in the coming year, as We anticipate, We plan to stabilize our reductions, the level of employees. Still, the citizens we Need. Need talented citizens to exit from this difficult situation, " he added.
according VTB, at the end of the first quarter of 2015 the number of groups was 99, 234 thousand people.