This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Wall Street Jobs Evaporate, With More Losses to Come

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Employment in the securities industry suffered its third quarterly decline, with over 4,400 jobs lost during the first three months of 2012, according to a Wall Street trade group. Expect more of the same in the months ahead.

The industry now employs 800,100 brokers, traders and investment bankers across the U.S., according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

" The drop in jobs came after the very disappointing industry results in the previous quarter, when the broker-dealers posted a quarterly loss of $67.6 million," the statement added.

Hardest by the Wall Street retrenchment was the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, which lost 900 securities-industry jobs during the quarter. The New York City region represents a third of all securities positions in the U.S.

The bloodletting in the investment banking and securities industry will likely continue in 2012. Earlier this month, Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) said it would cut 2,000 positions in its investment banking, commercial banking and non-U.S. wealth-management units. Credit Suisse (CS - Get Report) said it plans to eliminate at least 3,500 jobs after it reported a 96% decline in first-quarter profit.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
BAC $15.52 1.40%
CS $26.96 -0.24%
AAPL $125.24 1.60%
FB $82.71 -0.71%
GOOG $551.19 0.52%


DOW 17,989.92 +277.26 1.57%
S&P 500 2,082.80 +21.78 1.06%
NASDAQ 4,931.2930 +40.0740 0.82%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs