Department store Jarrold reveals 90 jobs axed because of Covid
PUBLISHED: 12:10 21 August 2020 | UPDATED: 12:10 21 August 2020
Norwich’s 250-year-old retailer Jarrold has made 90 roles redundant across the business – including the boss.
A spokesman for the firm confirmed the consultation process with staff had been completed and “approximately 90 roles” were lost.
The job cuts represent just under a quarter of the 400-strong workforce.
Back in June, after a week of reopening following its closure because of Covid, Jarrold revealed an employee consultation was to begin with the “intention to reduce employment costs by approximately 20pc”.
A spokesman said at the time: “Jarrold Retail is a well-run and managed business and we have no intention of closing. However, due to the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact this has had on the business, we are having to take these steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company.”
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