Workers at Chase Manhattan Corp. and J.P. Morgan & Co. may be breathing easier now that the chief executives of both companies have gotten more specific about job cuts that will come as a result of their merger.

At a press conference Wednesday in London, William B. Harrison Jr., chairman of Chase, said about 3,000 people would lose their jobs after the planned $33 billion acquisition of Morgan. The deal, which was announced last week, would create a $667 billion-asset company with 95,000 employees worldwide.

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