BOSTON (AP) — State Street Corp. plans to cut 558 jobs in Massachusetts as part of a restructuring of the Boston-based financial firm’s information technology operations.

State Street spokeswoman Arlene Roberts said Tuesday the reductions were expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2013.

Roberts added that the company over the past five years had increased its total employment in Massachusetts by nearly 25 percent.

State Street says it plans to eliminate 850 jobs in total, including 320 information technology positions that will be shifted
to IBM Corp. and Wipro Technologies as part of a previously-announced initiative.

The latest reductions are on top of 1,400 job cuts announced last November.

State Street also reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings rose nearly 18 percent, driven by higher revenue from fees for the trust bank’s investment services.

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  1. Melissa says:

    helps that their tax rate dropped from 32% in 2009 to like 28% in 2010… seriously, they pay less taxes, make more money and still cut more jobs… without adding a bit of innovation or reinvestment into this country? no more tax breaks to these conglomerates. give the breaks to the innovative little guys… more likely to support ethical practices.

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