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The Claims Division has been moved to our new location in Connecticut. This move gave us the chance to achieve the required reduction in personnel. We have cut back the staff from 15 to 8 employees.

We were able to meet the reduction goals due to the fact that two employees retired, since they were at the legal retirement age of 60. Furthermore, two more employees chose to take early retirement at 50 and 55 when we offered a good financial incentive. This monetary encouragement was equal to two years of their annual salary.

Of the remaining three, one worker took a year-long leave to have a baby, another left the company to return to university, and the third was fired for sharing company secrets. None of these workers will be replaced.

Therefore, I am happy to report that, with very few problems and very little financial loss, we have met our reduction goals in the Claims Division.

Next month, we will be working to meet new reduction goals in the Marketing Division as it makes its planned move to the Connecticut location.

What is the main purpose of this report?
(A) to report that some workers are leaving the company
(B) to report that many older employees have retired
(C) to report that there has been a cutback in the number of workers
(D) to report that there has been a change of company location
My answer is A
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No. Please note this excerpt:
jiangcc This move gave us the chance to achieve the required reduction in personnel. We have cut back the staff from 15 to 8 employees
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After i read the passage more careful, my answer is D.
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After read your excerpted portion, my answer is C. ^ ^
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Please validate below answer

Look at the word it in the report. Who or what does refer to?

(A) the Claims Division in the Connecticut office

(B) goals for reducing the number of employees

(C) the Marketing Division

(D) the plans for moving to the Connecticut office
Jay JPlease validate below answer
Nope; the Claims division isn't even mentioned in the same paragraph!
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