Business HSBC revives 35,000 job cut plan after pandemic pause Updated : June 17, 2020 03:11 PM IST It will also maintain a freeze on almost all external hiring, Chief Executive Noel Quinn said in a memo sent to HSBC's 235,000 staff worldwide on Wednesday. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.