Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More Mortgage Industry Job Cuts

From Reuters

ResCap, the holding company for the real-estate financing business of GMAC, said on Tuesday it would cut 1,000 jobs -- about 7 percent of its work force -- in a cost-cutting triggered by a slack U.S. housing market.

ResCap said it would incur a charge of about $10 million as a result of the job cuts, but expected to save $65 million in 2008 as a result of the reduction in its payroll.

The company said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators that it would cut 800 jobs by October and eliminate another 200 unfilled positions. The majority of the jobs would be cut in the first and second quarters of this year, ResCap said.

This is not news that occurs at a housing bottom.