FedEx has cut 1,000 jobs worldwide in an attempt to save more than US$1 billion in costs as the global economy flattens freight volumes. The cuts are in addition to earlier layoffs of 900 people from FedEx Freight in February. FedEx employs approximately 290,000 people worldwide. In March, FedEx reported that third quarter profits fell 75 per cent to US$97 million. The company announced plans for job cuts and to reduce capacity and cut salaries of top executives at that time.
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