Citigroup Inc., which is eliminating 52,000 jobs worldwide, will shed about 1,000 workers at its retail brokerage unit in Japan, two company officials said.

The workers at Nikko Cordial Securities Inc., which has roughly 7,000 employees, accepted Citigroup's offer to take early retirement by a Dec. 8 deadline, the officials said, declining to be identified because a public announcement had not been made.

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