Fidelity Investments trims up to 4,500 American jobs

Fidelity trims more jobs, this time through layoffs

Just weeks after more than 1,500 Fidelity Investments workers accepted voluntary buyout offers, the Boston-based mutual fund manager is trimming its payrolls again. And the departures aren’t voluntary this time around.

A source familiar with the layoff plan said less than 1 percent of the national workforce was affected, as well as less than 1 percent of Fidelity’s personnel in Massachusetts. The company currently employs about 45,000 people globally, mostly in the United States. About 5,000 employees work in Massachusetts.

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