JP Morgan Mortgage Bank Fires 529

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Nobody tell JPM's Tom Lee that JPM just fired 529 bankers from its Brooklyn-based Mortgage Bank ("independent foreclosure review" division) for "economic reasons." He might have some trouble reconciling it with his view on both the market and the economy which sees nothing but smooth sailing ahead. More to the point, with this mass layoff in the foreclosure review group, does this mean that JPM will simpy proceed with debt forgiveness for those millions who have been in foreclosure for about 3 years on average in New York state, and during which time they have not made one mortgage payment?

From the DOL's WARN database

Date of Notice:    1/14/2013 


Control Number: 2012-0140


Rapid Response Specialist:  Edwidge Michel


Reason Stated for Filing:   Plant Closing




JPMorgan Chase - Mortgage Bank -Independent Foreclosure Review
4 Chase Metro Tech Center
Brooklyn, NY


County: Kings | WIB Name: NEW YORK CITY| Region: New York City


Contact: Linda Padilla, Regional Director


Phone: (212) 499-9772


Business Type:  Mortgage Bank


Number Affected:  529


Total Employees:  529


Layoff Date:  Will begin on 1/10/2013 and run through 4/10/2013


Closing Date:  4/10/2013 


Reason for Dislocation:     Economic


ERNUM:  -----


Union:  Employees are not represented by a union and bumping rights do not exist.

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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:37 | 3151099 Long-John-Silver
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I will not be satisfied until they are all fired.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:40 | 3151115 LawsofPhysics
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Ditto, with no severance pay. 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:44 | 3151135 nope-1004
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"The homeowner in arrears can stay in arrears longer than JPM can remain solvent."

My new version of the quote.


Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:50 | 3151172 Raymond K Hessel
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The people that work in Brooklyn are not 7 & 8 figure bankers.  

They fired loan processors, accountants, and database administrators.

This screwed working class people.  Celebrate away. 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:54 | 3151195 gmrpeabody
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It is always the little people that pay the price.....

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:05 | 3151278 JPM Hater001
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This is the NY site.  Isnt there a Fed one?  Can someone link it?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:38 | 3151964 Raymond K Hessel
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There's a South Carolina site where they laid off another 310 employees in the mortgage bank today.  

Total is 829 laid off today. 


Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:48 | 3152204 IrritableBowels
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:11 | 3151319 aint no fortuna...
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hey, it was either them or what's left of dimon's bonus after the BoD spanks him for that whale thing

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:04 | 3151272 Kaiser Sousa
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one should always choose alliances well...

when you work for a beast that feeds off humanity you should know that soon enough it will turn and feed off you...

banks and the sociopaths that control them are beasts....

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:06 | 3151286 nope-1004
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:13 | 3151343 Toolshed
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Kinda like the rank and file Nazi SS employees?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:49 | 3151530 Panafrican Funk...
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Independent review must have become unnecessary due to actual or impending mass settlements similar to BAC.  Why review shit that is for sure going in the black box?

Re:  "Working class people", they have been liberated from unproductive work.  They are now free to create or produce things of actual value.  This is a blessing.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:08 | 3151637 NotApplicable
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Likely they'll find a book-cooking gov "job" somewhere.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:27 | 3151908 ghostfaceinvestah
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Correct, this is directly related to the settlement with the Federal regulators.

This is an issue a lot of people don't fully grasp - a lot of "economic activity" in the past few years has been centered around cleaning up the mess from the bubble.  As things get settled, a lot of that activity will disappear.

On a related note, the mortgage banks employ tens of thousands of people solely to process mortgage refinances.  If/when rates rise, all those jobs will be lost as well.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 07:57 | 3153563 Papasmurf
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:52 | 3151188 TheAlchemist
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I say we fire 545 and start over.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:10 | 3151318 JPM Hater001
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We are all going to start over.  Anyone remember this August 10 Reuters release?

I have contended from the start that this was the public 3-6 month notice to the 4 attending institutitons and the warning shot across the bow for all the rest.

That was 5 months ago.  They were told to have executable plans that could be implimented in 3-6 months.  It's been 5 since the release and just around when do you think 6 months is?

No accident.  Strap on your boots boys and girls.  Don't need a mortgage department when no one needs one.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:37 | 3151100 caimen garou
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well, is'nt that special!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:38 | 3151102 Chupacabra-322
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Officially they're now just a statistic, a number, a SLAVE.   

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:05 | 3151281 JPM Hater001
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So no change.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:38 | 3151107 Dr. Engali
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You're fired bitchez!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:41 | 3151118 zilverreiger
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:41 | 3151121 AL_SWEARENGEN

Some JPM Cocksucker let Silver punch through $31 this morning.  Now many will suffer.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:54 | 3151575 smlbizman
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especially me...i used to set my watch to the ole 8 o'clock stompin

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:42 | 3151129 Bay of Pigs
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Was Linda Green one of them?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:50 | 3151168 nope-1004
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She's been promoted.  Now head of JPM's LIBOR division.


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 08:01 | 3153565 Papasmurf
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They fired all 529 Linda Greens. 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:44 | 3151137 q99x2
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JPMorgue can't be prosecuted so why should they keep all those employees when a single crimminal can do the trick. I'm suprised that wasn't Linda Greene as the Regional Director on the memo.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:45 | 3151141 Rainman
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When you quit foreclosing for 3 years you just don't need 529 Linda Greens hanging around.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:44 | 3151143 NidStyles
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I hope they enjoy the mess they helped to create.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:44 | 3151144 Super Broccoli
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just fire them all ! what do i care ?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:46 | 3151149 Id fight Gandhi
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Ah the new 529 plan.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:48 | 3151160 Mad Mohel
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Fuck em! I hope they have windows that open.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:51 | 3151180 Smuckers
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I wonder if any of those 529 feel manipulated.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:53 | 3151191 khotel
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Next up, the IRS letter hiring 529 seasoned agents to enforce tax payments.  These 529 will be armed and trained with firearms the public will be prevented from buying.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:36 | 3151948 waterhorse
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It would be more poetic if the 529 were hired to investigate the REMIC fraud...but I dream.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:55 | 3151206 Snakeeyes
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But, but, Mark Zandi said that mortgage lending was going to explode and everyone will be hiring in their mortgage groups!!!!!!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:07 | 3151294 FreedomCostsaBu...
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... A paid shill....

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:06 | 3151293 linrom
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This way to apply for SNAP======> usefull idiots.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:10 | 3151313 drivenZ
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Just because they let go people in house doesn't mean someone won't be doing the work on JPM's behalf. It's probably been outsourced to another company. Most of these positions were likely the equivalent of ops/back/middle office.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:38 | 3151953 waterhorse
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I thought they had outsourced the robofraud to India?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:25 | 3151412 Seasmoke
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Fuck em.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:50 | 3151541 etudiant
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Presumably these people can no longer hurt the bank with their testimony now that the mortgage fraud settlement has been approved.

So why keep them?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:15 | 3151673 Bansters-in-my-...
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On a good note that means the Unemployment rate will go down ,Right?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:18 | 3151690 retheauditors
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I wrote about what's going to happen to the reviews and how borrowers will now be paid on my site.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:24 | 3151718 WezTheJuic
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This is just a surface play. After all, those who are fired, and others to be laid off, still have that internal political game.

"Right or Wrong, you are still gone."



Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:41 | 3151781 Atlantis Consigliore
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Ran out of HUMAN BEINGS? what happened to all the pipelines refinance and real estate recovery?   There goes 4 money center banks profit centers...

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:41 | 3151784 Catullus
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The Fed will end up owning all of the MBS eventually anyway.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:40 | 3151973 waterhorse
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the bulk of it "NMBTS" - "nonmortgage-backed toxic shit" (most MBS didn't comply with REMIC - remember?)

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