BBC UK jobs tracker
UK unemployment is rising faster in this recession than at anytime since the 1980s, according to official figures. The BBC News website is keeping track of jobs lost and created. This is not a comprehensive study but a snapshot from around the UK since 1 January.
- Lloyds Banking Group is to close all 164 branches of Cheltenham & Gloucester,
risking up to 1,500 jobs.
- The Forensic Science Service (FSS)
may axe up to 800 jobs, according to the Prospect trade union.
Twenty eight jobs are being lost
at the Royal Bank of Scotland International's (RBSI) operations in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.
- Lloyds Banking Group
plans to shed 530 jobs
and close one site in Kent. All jobs will go before year-end.
- QinetiQ, a defence research and technology company,
has announced it is cutting 400 jobs.
The business operates over 40 sites with major facilities located at Farnborough in Hampshire, Malvern in Worcestershire and Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
- Lloyds Banking Group has announced
it is cutting a further 210 full-time jobs
from across the UK by the end of 2010.
- Retailer Clinton Cards has put its subsidiary chain of 223 Birthdays stores into administration,
putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk.
- Fashion retailer Bay Trading is to shed
about 1,230 jobs and close 125 outlets
after administrators agreed a deal to sell the chain.
- Lloyds Banking Group has announced
it is cutting 625 jobs in the UK.
The job losses will be evenly split between Scotland and England & Wales.
- Designer fashion store Cruise has closed three stores and is reviewing a number of others after being forced to call in administrators.
About 30 jobs have been lost
but it is not known how many others posts may be under threat.
- BT says it will
cut about 15,000 jobs this year, mostly in the UK.
The firm also said it had cut 15,000 jobs in the past year, which was 5,000 more than expected.
- Lebara Mobile is creating 130 jobs and opening a new customer services centre in London. One hundred of the positions will be in the capital with the others spread across the midlands, the north and Scotland.
- The insurance firm Legal & General has begun consulting on
plans to cut 560 jobs in its savings business.
Its main offices are in London, Cardiff, Brighton and Kingswood in Surrey.
- Shropshire stationery supplier Lyreco UK has announced plans to cut more than
60 jobs across the UK and Ireland.
- Tyneside-based software giant Sage
is to shed 200 jobs
across its 23 offices in the UK.
- Wolseley, a company that supplies the construction industry,
is to lay off 269 people
in Lancashire and Oxfordshire.
- Defence giant BAE Systems is to close three factories in the UK, resulting in
the loss of 500 jobs.
The sites at Telford, Leeds and Guildford will close by the end of the year.
- Scottish Widows has been chosen to carry forward pensions and investment products for the Lloyds Banking Group,
but more than 300 staff will be cut.
- Wind turbine-maker Vestas Wind Systems is to cut 1,900 jobs - mainly in the UK and Denmark - despite reporting a 70% rise in quarterly profits. It will be closing its UK turbine plant on the Isle of Wight,
cutting 450 jobs.
- GreenThumb, a company which maintains garden lawns, is to
create 1,000 new jobs.
The firm, which has 186 branches across the UK, said business had boomed in the recession as more people invest in their homes rather than move.
- UK insurer
Aviva is to cut 1,100 permanent jobs
and 590 contract positions during 2009. The majority of the jobs being lost are at the offices in York, Norwich, Sheffield and Eastleigh
- Railway engineer
Jarvis is to cut about 450 jobs
as its largest customer, Network Rail, reduces spending
- Nortel Networks UK has gone into administration after its parent firm filed for US bankruptcy protection. The company announced that
228 posts were going across the UK
- Europe's biggest bank,
HSBC, has said up to 1,200 of its staff in the UK could face redundancy.
An operation centre in Leamington Spa, near Warwick, will lose 280 positions; a call centre in Newport, Wales, will be shut down; and about 150 jobs will be lost in London
- Snooker clubs group Rileys has gone into administration with the
loss of 200 jobs and closure of 30 sites
due to a downturn in trade and large debts.
- The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT)
is to cut 1,000 jobs.
- At least 320 jobs are to go at distribution centres belonging to
catering supplies company King UK
. The sites affected are in Rugby, Hemel Hempstead, Cumbernauld, Northampton, Plymouth, Skelmersdale, Birmingham, Medway, Rotherham and Cardiff
- Department store chain Debenhams says it will create 1,200 jobs by the end of 2010
- A total of
400 redundancies are made at Wrekin Construction Group
after the firm goes into administration. Redundancies are made at bases across Shropshire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Cheshire
- Principles announces that it will close 66 shops blaming current market conditions.
A significant number of the 2,300 staff
at the high street fashion chain are to go, administrators said. One hundred head office staff have already been made redundant
ITV says it will be cutting 600 jobs
as it attempts to reduce costs in the face of a severe advertising downturn
- Insurance firm
Royal Sun Alliance says it is to cut 1,200 jobs
in the UK by the middle of 2010
- The BBC learns that insurance firm
Legal & General is planning to cut between 250 and 450 jobs.
Legal & General's main offices are in London, Cardiff, Brighton and Kingswood in Surrey
- Standard Life
cuts 195 jobs
around the country. They will include 69 jobs in Bristol, 34 in Edinburgh and 13 Glasgow
- Mobile phone operator
Vodafone announces plans to cut about 500 jobs
in the UK, including 170 positions at its head office in Newbury
- The administrators of Stylo, which owns the Barratts and PriceLess chains of shoe shops,
close 220 stores with the loss of 2,500 jobs.
The remaining 160 stores and 165 concession outlets are sold to the former management, saving 3,000 jobs
- Two fashion and footwear firms owned by JJB Sports - OSC and Qube -
is cutting 438 jobs
. The redundancies stem from the closure of 37 of the 64 OSC stores and eight of the 13 Qube stores
- Engineering group
GKN says it is cutting 564 jobs
in the UK. The company says cuts will be made at its plants in Birmingham, Walsall and Telford, and at its aerospace division sites in Burnley and Luton
- Fast food chain KFC to
create 9,000 new jobs over the next three to five years
. It plans to open 300 new outlets over the period
- Royal Bank of Scotland says it will
cut up to 2,300 jobs as part of a restructuring
. The jobs will be lost from its back office operations across the UK
- Music, games and DVD chain Zavvi
closes another 17 stores
, taking the total closures to 72 and number of jobs lost to 1,068, since the company went into administration on Christmas Eve
- Holiday camp company Pontin's is to redevelop its holiday centres,
creating 2,000 new jobs
- US sandwich chain Subway
creating 7,000 jobs across the UK and Ireland
by the end of 2010, as it plans to open another 600 stores
to create 7,000 jobs across the UK this year
- Satellite broadcaster
BSkyB to add 1,000 positions
- Steelmaker Corus says it is cutting 2,500 jobs in the UK, as part of cost savings that will see it shed 3,500 workers worldwide
- About 100 jobs to go at a print firm which has plants in Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire and Northamptonshire. St Ives said 70 staff had already been let go
- Barclays is cutting 4,200 jobs from its UK banking operation. Some 400 posts will go in its IT departments. The company said it hoped to avoid compulsory redundancies
- Marks and Spencer to close 25 Simply Food stores and two regular stores, losing 780 jobs, as well as cutting 450 head office posts
- Jaguar Land Rover to cut 300 managers and 150 salaried agency staff
- Adams childrenswear firm closes 111 stores, making 850 staff redundant
- Southeastern trains to make 300 people redundant over the coming year
- Housebuilder Bovis Homes announces
200 job cuts
- Music retailer Zavvi closes 22 stores, costing
- Loan firm Cattles to lay off 350 staff at branches across the UK, as well as 650 call centre and support staff in Hull and Nottingham
- The Unite union said it was concerned that some of the 5,000 job cuts announced by Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson would go in the UK
- TT Electronics said that it was cutting 500 jobs in the UK
- Supermarket chain Tesco plans to create up to 10,000 new jobs with new store openings this year
- Sainsbury's to create 5,000 new jobs this year, in 50 new convenience stores and a small number of new supermarkets
- Supermarket chain Waitrose to create 4,000 new jobs as part of an expansion drive
- Frozen food chain Iceland to create 2,500 jobs after buying 51 former Woolworths stores
- The Wise Group, which has secured a £120m contract for the flexible New Deal.
has said it would create up to 200 jobs.
- Textiles firm, Reid and Taylor,
could be forced to halve its workforce
in the face of the global downturn in trade.
A total of 700 manufacturing jobs
are to be cut at the Hewlett-Packard plant in Erskine near Glasgow.
- British Airways has confirmed
25 jobs are to be cut
following a reduction in its CityFlyer service, based at Edinburgh and London City Airport.
Another 16 jobs could go
at Slumberdown, a Borders quilt-making factory, Union leaders have warned.
- Redundancies at the National Trust for Scotland have been reduced from a previously planned 91
to 65 full-time jobs after talks with staff and unions.
About 150 people have lost their jobs
in Aberdeen and Dundee after an offshore services company ceased trading. Oceanteam Power and Umbilical has been forced to close after the firm's holding company withdrew its financial support.
- Managers at The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday have announced they are to merge their editorial departments
and are understood to be considering 25 redundancies.
- Scottish Widows has been chosen to carry forward pensions and investment products for the Lloyds Banking Group, but
more than 300 staff will be cut.
- Plans to close the Sabic plastics plant in Grangemouth could result in the
loss of 95 jobs.
- More than
50 jobs are under threat
at a drinks packaging firm near Stirling. United Closures and Plastics (UCP), based in Bridge of Allan, said it was in consultation with staff.
- Ewen Gillies, a building firm in Inverness, is to close down with
the loss of 20 jobs
- Technology firm NCR is to end manufacturing work in Dundee with the
loss of about jobs
- The internet and telephone insurance company
Esure is to create 500 jobs
by 2014 through expanding its operations in Glasgow
- About 350 jobs will be lost at the
Inverurie Paper Mill in Aberdeenshire.
Its owner International Paper has said the mill will close by the end of March
- Up to
60 jobs are set to go at Aberdeen helicopter maintenance firm Heli-One,
a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation, after the firm is hit by an "industry-wide downturn in activity"
- Glasgow-based deli group
Peckham's is set to take over four of the 10 McLeish shops
after the Dundee deli chain went into administration
- The Unite union says 89 jobs will be lost at the
plant in Milngavie, near Glasgow, which makes parts for Dyson vacuum cleaners. The plant will close by summer 2009
- Engineering group Cookson is
to close its plant in Ayrshire,
with the loss of nearly 180 jobs
- Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is to cut 153 posts from its Erskine site in Renfrewshire
- Ceramics company Vesuvius is to close its plant in Ayrshire with the loss of up to 180 jobs
- Almost 100 workers to be out of work with the closure of an Eddie Stobart haulage depot in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
- The Dutch-owned food group Vion is cutting 820 jobs throughout the group, including 150 at Cambuslang in Lanarkshire
- About 80 jobs are to go at technology and manufacturing business Honeywell in North Lanarkshire
- The Dundee-based delicatessen McLeish Brothers has gone into administration, with the loss of 175 jobs
- Legal firm Thornton's is set to cut between 40 and 50 jobs, at offices in Dundee, Perth, Arbroath, Forfar and Edinburgh
- Electronics plant SEH Europe, which employs more than 500 people in West Lothian, announces plans for 58 redundancies
- Edinburgh-based mortgage comparison website company Mform goes into administration. All 10 staff are made redundant
- The Indesit washing machine plant in Bodelwyddan is to close
with the loss of 302 jobs, the company has confirmed.
- Benson Heating of Knighton, which supplies products for the industrial sector, has called in the administrators
putting 50 jobs at risk.
- A local company has bought the closed Aeron Valley cheese factory in Ceredigion and
it is hoped that up to 50 jobs will be created
- Rexam Plastic Packaging, a packaging factory in Flint, is set to close
with the loss of 70 jobs.
- Airbus is reviewing staffing levels at its Flintshire plant, just weeks after the plane maker
announced it was looking to cut 250 agency jobs there.
- Construction equipment company JCB
is to cut another 17 posts
Nearly 50 jobs are under threat
at a Wrexham college after what it calls a cut in funding.
- The owners of car components plant ThyssenKrupp Tallent in Llanelli say it could finally close
with the loss of 100 jobs.
- Air Products, a company which makes gas-related items, say
up to 200 jobs are under threat
. The company, based in Acrefair, said it was in response to what it called "difficult, changing times".
- German engineering company
Linde is planning to axe 88 jobs
from it's Merthyr Tydfil factory.
- Musashi Auto Parts says it is consulting on making all
124 staff redundant
at its factory at Blackwood, Caerphilly county, by the end of the year
- French bakery
PV France creates more than 100 new jobs
in Anglesey, north Wales
- Panasonic plans
139 job losses at Newport and 70 in Cardiff
- Motor insurer
Admiral creates 119 jobs
at its office in Swansea
- Car parts company
Floform cuts 74 jobs in Welshpool,
- Six hundred jobs are to be cut at the
Corus plant in Llanwern
- Fifty-eight jobs to be lost at a JCB factory in Wrexham
- Marshalls paving stone maker in consultation over possible closure of concrete factory in Wrexham, threatening 55 jobs, with another 55 at risk England-wide within the firm's consumer arm
There are renewed fears over the future of jobs
at the Monkstown Nortel plant.
Seventy people have lost their jobs
after Meteor, Ireland's largest independent electrical wholesalers, closed because of financial difficulties.
- InVision Software Ltd, a German-owned software company, is to expand its Londonderry research and development centre
and take on 60 new staff.
- Lir-Med, a medical equipment manufacturer, has revealed
plans to create up to 50 jobs
in Northern Ireland.
Seventy-five jobs have been lost
with the closure of one of County Donegal's biggest building firms. The Ballyshannon company James Likely has gone into liquidation with immediate effect.
Twenty-five jobs are to go at
Seagate Technologies in Londonderry, the BBC understands
- Sainsbury's is to
create 100 jobs
in west Belfast, it has been announced. The company is advertising for check-out, shop floor and supervisory staff
- A trade union representative has claimed that
23 jobs are to go at Arntz Belting factory
One hundred and thirty jobs will be lost
with the closure of five Pizza Hut outlets across Northern Ireland.
- Furniture company, Dunelm Mill, is to
create up to 80 jobs
in Londonderry, it has been announced. The firm is to open a 38,000 sq foot outlet on the Buncrana Road.
- Telecoms company, Magdalene,
is to create 50 jobs
in south Belfast with the opening of a development centre.
Seventy jobs will go today
as production ends at a Coleraine factory which makes wood products for cupboards and flooring. Spanboard announced the redundancies at the plant three months ago.
- Irish telecoms company, Eircom, has said it will
create another 30 jobs
in Northern Ireland. They will be based at the firm's new offices in Belfast, and will double Eircom's workforce in the city.
- A technology company is to create
43 new jobs in south Belfast
. Intune Networks makes software which is used to improve high speed internet connectivity.
- The opening of a new 169-bedroom Ramada Encore Hotel in Belfast
will create 60 new jobs
- Hughes Christensen, an east Belfast company which makes drill bits for the oil and gas industry, is to make up to
90 staff redundant.
This follows 45 redundancies made by the firm in February.
1,000 jobs are being lost
in Belfast at aerospace company Bombardier
95 workers are to be made redundant at County Antrim engineering firm FG Wilson
. The redundancies will be made at three sites - Larne (47), Springvale (31) and Monkstown (17). In January, the company said it was making 250 people redundant and a month earlier it laid off more than 180 agency workers
- 63 jobs are to go in Omagh
after timber firm Woodlock Joinery ceased trading
- Call centre company Gem to
almost double its Northern Ireland workforce
by creating 900 new jobs over the next three years.
- The UK's largest independent coach-building firm,
plans to make 235 staff redundant
- Plane and train-maker Bombardier says it has seen a big decline in global sales and is
cutting 300 jobs at its Belfast factory
- First Derivatives, a financial services company, to create 110 jobs in Newry, County Down and US sandwich chain Subway to create up to 400 jobs. It plans to open
40 new franchises by the end of 2010
- Seventy-five jobs could be created with
a £60m expansion of Ten Square hotel in Belfast
- Software and services provider ICS Computing to create 50 posts in Belfast after winning contracts to provide payroll and pension services to two major NHS trusts
- County Tyrone engineering company Powerscreen to make 90 people redundant. The company, which is based in Dungannon, had already laid off 70 workers at the end of 2008.
- Ulster Bank, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, says it is cutting 200 jobs in Northern Ireland and 550 posts in the Republic of Ireland as part of a cost-cutting plan
- Almost 100 jobs are to go in a second round of redundancies at a forklift manufacturing plant in County Armagh. NACCO Materials Handling Group announced 96 redundancies at its Craigavon plant on Monday. In September, the company made 81 people redundant. There are 616 people currently employed at the site.
- County Antrim engineering firm FG Wilson to lay off 260 workers across three sites
- County Tyrone construction equipment company Fintec announces temporary lay-offs for 150 staff until end of February
- Union bosses have condemned plans
which could lead to almost 70 jobs being axed
at Newcastle College.
- PD Ports has written to the 600 staff at its Teesport site
warning of the risk of redundancy to about 120 posts.
More than 150 workers
at the Schott Industrial Glass Ltd factory in County Durham are to lose their jobs after it was announced the struggling plant is to close.
- Steelmaker Corus is set to mothball its Teesside plant
threatening the jobs of nearly 2,000 workers.
- The Nissan factory in Sunderland
is recruiting 150 staff on short-term contracts
as the scrappage scheme spurs demand for cars.
Hundreds of workers at a recession-hit car plant
on Wearside are to accept voluntary redundancy. Nissan in Sunderland said 400 temporary workers had lost their jobs and another 800 workers had accepted "attractive" redundancy packages.
- A rundown cricket pavilion in Newcastle is to be transformed into an £880,000 children's centre,
creating about 80 local construction jobs.
- More than
30 workers have lost their jobs
after a 111-year-old County Durham metal firm went into administration.
- Freedomdirect, a Newcastle holiday firm, is to close down with the
loss of 108 jobs.
Tesco creates 800 jobs in Teesport
at a new distribution centre which will open in August
- Car manufacturer Nissan to cut a quarter of the workforce at its Sunderland plant, losing 1,200 staff
- More than 350 people to be laid off from Newcastle Production, a Findus Food factory in Longbenton, Tyneside
- Newcastle Building Society to lay off 150 staff, predominantly from the head offices in the city
- Rossendale-based JH Birtwistle & Co, a 127-year-old Lancashire textiles firm which collapsed, will be sold to its former manager
saving 49 jobs.
- Train maintenance company, Bombardier,
plans to cut 86 jobs in Crewe due to a falling workload.
Seventy six jobs are to be lost
at glassmaker Pilkington's Merseyside headquarters.
- A Wirral factory, chemical company Croda International, is set to close with a
possible loss of 115 jobs
the BBC has learned.
Almost 40 jobs are at risk
after a Cumbria-based media company, CN Group, announces restructuring plans.
Fifty one posts
are at risk, including some compulsory redundancies, at Stoke-on-Trent College
- A Wirral factory is set to close with a
possible loss of more than a hundred jobs
, the BBC has learned.
- Workers made redundant when a Carlisle textile firm collapsed have been protesting in Newcastle city centre.
More than 60 jobs were lost
when their Cummersdale-based firm went into administration earlier this month.
- Bus manufacturer Optare said it
could cut up to half of its full-time jobs
from a plant in Lancashire because of a fall in orders.
- Lloyds Banking Group
is to cut 985 jobs
over the next two years, the company has confirmed. The banking group, which is 43% owned by the government, said 200 jobs in Speke, Merseyside, could be affected, along with 340 jobs in Chester.
- Fifty-six jobs will be lost in Burnley as
engineering group GKN
closes its aerospace services site
- Bentley is to
cut 220 jobs from its site in Crewe.
The luxury carmaker employs 3,800 people at the site and also said it will temporarily cut staff pay by 10%
- Shop Direct
to close its Crosby call centre, with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
A further 150 to go at the company's headquarters in Speke and Aintree in Liverpool, and sites in Preston and Manchester
- Food firm Tulip in consultation over the closure of a factory in Bromborough, Wirral, with 300 workers facing redundancy
- Gibsons Food factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, to close, with the loss of 245 jobs
- Reebok axing 160 jobs at its offices in Bolton after its parent company Adidas decided to close the offices at the Reebok Stadium, ending a 116-year association with the town
YORKSHIRE & HUMBER
- Plans for a £100m redevelopment of 1,500 acres on the south bank of the Humber
creating up to 5,000 jobs,
have been submitted to the local authority.
About 375 new jobs could be created
in West Yorkshire if a new ASDA supermarket receives planning permission.
- Northern Foods is planning to close its Hull factory
putting the jobs of 349 employees under threat.
- Mail order firm Grattan has announced it plans
to axe a further 160 jobs.
The Bradford-based firm said that the jobs would go from its distribution centre in Listerhills which currently employs 700 workers.
- Asda plans to invest £40m in a new store in West Yorkshire
creating 400 jobs.
More than 100 workers
at a Teesside chemical plant are set to lose their jobs when it closes. Production at the Elementis Chromium site, at Eaglescliffe, will stop at the end of June.
- Steel company Outokumpu
is to axe another 110 jobs in Sheffield
amid a continuing slump in orders.
- Catalogue firm Freeman Grattan Holdings has confirmed that it is closing its Bradford call centre, putting 800 jobs at risk.
putting 800 jobs at risk
- Bradford-based conveyancing firm Hammonds Support Systems to cut 200 jobs after going into administration
- Loan firm Cattles to cut 400 jobs in Hull, predominantly at two call centres
- Leeds-based electrical goods retailer Empire Direct lays off 90 store and head office workers in Yorkshire, and 68 more staff at shops across England. A further 192 staff, mostly in Yorkshire, are working with administrators but face redundancy
- Burberry to close its plant in Rotherham, with the loss of 290 jobs
- The Dutch-owned food group Vion is cutting 820 jobs throughout the group, including 200 at Malton in North Yorkshire
- Dozens of jobs could be at risk
at a Lincolnshire milk depot after the cooperative that owns it went into administration.
- Carers in Warwickshire are at risk of losing their jobs as the county council has announced plans to transfer its home care service to private companies.
The council said up to 300 staff could be affected although up to 60 would be redeployed within the council.
- A discount store
recruiting 25 people in Northamptonshire
for a new shop in a former Woolworths had more than 1,800 applicants show up at its open day. Norwich-based QD Stores is due to open in Wellingborough this month in a unit left vacant when Woolworths closed.
More than 150 jobs are going
at a haulage company in Coventry. French-owned company Norbert Dentressangle is to close a warehouse on the Middlemarch business park by September.
Nearly 300 job could be lost
after two Derbyshire employers confirmed they were looking at restructuring. About 170 posts may go at the Airfoil Technologies International factory in Codnor, Ripley and around 100 positions are threatened at Celanese chemicals in Spondon.
About 90 workers are to lose their jobs
at a pork pie factory in Nottinghamshire. Pork Farms said the losses were a result of the current economic climate and changes in working practices.
- Roger Bullivant, which has it's headquarters in Drakelow, is set to cut up to 95 jobs. The engineering company is blaming the continued slump in the construction industry for the losses. The firm has also asked its 922 workers to take a 10% pay cut to help it make 'significant cost savings'
- Derby firm Wensum Rainbow, which makes uniforms for companies such as BT, is creating 26 new jobs after winning several new contracts
- Rolls Royce to make 241 people redundant at its Derby factory, although it will take on 220 apprentices in 2009 and 2010, the company says
- Terex to make 200 people redundant at its Terex Pegson plant in Leicestershire
- Peterborough City Council revealed in February that it was cutting 400 jobs. The council now reveals that it is
targeting traffic wardens and library workers
to make the cuts
- Loan firm Cattles to lay off 250 support staff based in Nottingham
The "vast majority" of vanmaker LDV's 850 employees
will be made redundant, administrators have said.
- Coventry University
has confirmed it plans to axe up to 37 staff
- An engineering company in Hereford has announced plans for an expected
cut in the workforce of about 80 jobs.
Up to 225 jobs could be lost
at the Wedgwood & Royal Doulton factory in Stoke-on-Trent, owners WWRD Holdings Ltd has announced.
Up to 500 jobs may be created
by JN Bentley at the former Wrekin Construction site in Shropshire.
- Cable group Virgin Media has announced plans to close a customer service department in the Black Country
with the loss of 322 jobs.
About 50 jobs could be axed
by Birmingham International Airport, which has seen passenger numbers fall.
- Up to
200 jobs could be lost at Tesco in Coventry
as a distribution centre is to close
- GKN confirms a further
473 jobs to go across its West Midlands plants
- Car parts maker GKN
confirms it has cut 242 jobs across plants in the West Midlands and Telford since October, and that more redundancies are to follow
- Digger firm JCB to lose more than 600 jobs from various Staffordshire locations, including 400 redundancies at its Rocester headquarters
- China and crystal maker Waterford Wedgwood cuts 367 jobs, mostly from its site in Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
- Bank of Ireland in consultation on planned closure of mortgage office in Solihull, with 165 staff facing redundancy
- Engineering firm Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, cuts the jobs of about 60 temporary and contract workers
- Car parts factory Stokes Forgings, in Walsall, to close in April, with the loss of 137 jobs
About 140 Co-op store workers could see their jobs saved
as the East of England Co-op negotiates with another firm to take over four department stores.
- UTEC Survey Limited, an oil and gas exploration firm
has gone into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.
- Cambridge University Press has confirmed that
48 members of staff from its printing department are to lose their jobs.
The number is down from the 133 job cuts announced by the company in February, following negotiations with the union Unite.
- Tesco's plans to redevelop the former Campbell's soup factory in Norfolk
could create up to 700 jobs.
- The UK's last piano maker, based in Milton Keynes, has announced it is closing
with the loss of 90 jobs.
- Car parts maker GKN announces
35 job losses in Luton
- Food firm Tulip in consultation over closure of site in Linton, Cambridgeshire, where 87 workers face redundancy, and factory in Thetford, Norfolk, where a further 78 jobs are under threat
- Sanyo to close television manufacturing plant in Lowestoft, Suffolk, by the end of February, with the loss of 60 jobs
- Caravan maker Fleetwood Caravans, in Long Melford, Suffolk, cuts 50 jobs and enters administration, with 13 more workers fearing redundancy
- The Dutch-owned food group Vion is cutting 820 jobs throughout the group, including 470 at its Haverhill site in Suffolk
- In Grimsby, more than 200 jobs have been lost at Huntsman Tioxide
Up to 50 jobs are to be cut
at a Devon factory which makes and sells hydraulic pumps and motors.
More than 300 workers are to lose their jobs
from Plymouth-based luxury motor boat builder Princess Yachts.
A recruitment drive for 60 new jobs
at a Morrisons supermarket in Wiltshire attracted more than 200 applications in less than five hours.
- Wincanton Logistics says
368 people have been made redundant
at its Brockworth site.
More than 130 staff at a door making firm
in north Devon are out of work because of the recession. Leaderflush Shapland in Barnstaple cut factory working hours at the beginning of the year, hoping business would pick up.
More than 200 jobs are under threat
at a metals subsidiary of German industrial giant Siemens, in Dorset.
- The owners of three companies have announced
plans for a total of 108 redundancies
at their bases in Wiltshire.
Up to 100 staff from Bristol and Somerset
who work in administrative roles with bus operator First Bus have been told their jobs are at risk.
Up to 60 jobs may go
from a Somerset distribution centre after the company announced it was consolidating its operations in Birmingham.
Fifteen members of staff
at Cheltenham College are to be made redundant.
- Up to
25 jobs could go at a firm
which makes cutting tools in west Devon. Gleasons, in Plymouth, has started a statutory 30 day consultation on redundancies, the managing director confirmed.
- Up to
86 jobs could be lost
at one of Exeter's biggest employers. Workers at Alcoa Howmet were told that the potential redundancies were part of global restructuring.
- TV maker Toshiba is stopping production at its Plymouth factory later this year with the
loss of more than 260 workers.
Nearly 20 posts
at the University of Bath could be made redundant as part of cost-cutting measures.
Five hundred people
who work for Royal Sun Alliance in Bristol have been told their jobs are to go by 2010.
- A Wiltshire electronics manufacturer has announced it plans to make
50 workers redundant.
Exception EMS, based in Harris Road on the Porte Marsh Industrial Estate in Calne, employs 200 staff.
- Some 440 jobs are being cut worldwide by Gloucestershire-based engineering group Renishaw. A spokesman said
308 of the job losses would be within Gloucestershire
itself and a further 12 were still at risk
- John Nicholls Builders to lay off about 80 people, after administrators were called in to the firm in Goonhavern, Cornwall
- Exeter University to carry out an £18m expansion of its business school in Devon, creating 60 new jobs
- The US Navy is to close the Joint Maritime Facility based at RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall, relocating to Virginia, with the loss of 22 posts
- Magazine printer Cooper Clegg, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, to close, with the loss of 170 jobs
- Car parts firm Takao to cut 100 jobs in Gloucester, a third of its workforce, because of the Honda shutdown
- A Plymouth computer firm is
moving its distribution centre to Poland
with the loss of 140 jobs. Esplex is owned by the giant Taiwanese Acer Corporation
- Barden Corporation in Estover, Plymouth, is making about 10% of its 430-strong workforce redundant because of the economic climate. They design and manufacture ball bearings for the aerospace, industrial plant and automotive industries
- Sainsbury's to cut at least 200 jobs at its central London head office
- Majority of Marks and Spencer's 450 head office job losses expected in London
- Drinks firm InBev announces 2010 closure of Stag Brewery, in Mortlake, west London, putting 182 jobs at risk
- Cross-Channel ferry operator SeaFrance's plans to restructure
could cost 550 jobs, 100 fewer than first thought
it has been announced.
More than 600 jobs are expected to be created
by private healthcare firm AXA PPP when the company opens a new call centre in Kent.
- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
has created 150 new manufacturing jobs
at its factory in Goodwood, West Sussex, raising the total workforce to 900.
- Staff at the University of Surrey have been warned
that at least 65 jobs could be axed
over the next two years.
- The Body Shop cosmetics chain has announced
275 job losses worldwide - about 150 of them in the UK.
The company has its headquarters in Littlehampton
- Hampshire Police Authority has rubberstamped a cost-cutting plan to
axe 200 jobs
across the county force
- BMW says
850 jobs are to go at the Cowley plant in Oxford,
which makes the Mini, and that weekend working has been scrapped. All agency workers who did the weekend shift at the factory lose their jobs, with immediate effect
- Car giant Ford is planning between
400 and 500 job cuts at its Transit plant in Southampton.
Altogether Ford is cutting up to 850 jobs at its UK operations by May
- 120 jobs go at furniture retailer Sofa Workshop. Its head office in Lodsworth, West Sussex, and the majority of its branches are to close after the sale of the company
- Thames Water
to cut 300 jobs, mostly in Reading and Swindon
, saying the recession was hitting its revenues
- Up to 240 jobs under threat at Pfizer research and development site in Sandwich, Kent, as part of pharmaceutical firm's global efficiency drive
- Buckinghamshire County Council aims to cut spending by £22m a year by March 2012, which could mean the loss of 400 posts
- Bank of Ireland in consultation on planned closure of mortgage office in Reading, Berkshire, with 270 staff facing redundancy
- Marshalls paving stone maker in consultation over possible closure of concrete factory in Hambrook, West Sussex, threatening 25 jobs
- Car components maker UYS, part-owned by Honda, will cut 130 jobs because of the four-month shut-down at Honda