Manufacturer Dyson announces it will cut 600 jobs in UK and 300 more in rest of the world due to Covid-19 as jobs bloodbath continues
- A spokesman said the crisis has ‘accelerated changes in consumer behaviour’
- Manufacturer added changes are therefore required in ‘how we sell products’
- It comes as Britain’s high streets have been hammered by Covid-19 pandemic
Manufacturer Dyson has announced it will cut 600 jobs in the UK and 300 more in rest of the world due to Covid-19 as the jobs bloodbath continues.
‘The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated changes in consumer behaviour and therefore requires changes in how we engage with our customers and how we sell our products,’ the spokesman said.
‘These proposals would regrettably result in around 600 redundancies in the UK and 300 in the rest of the world.’
Manufacturer Dyson has announced it will cut 600 jobs in the UK and 300 more in rest of the world due to Covid-19 as the jobs bloodbath continues (pictured: Sir James Dyson)
It is one of the latest casualties in a series of job cuts to hit Britain’s high streets, after Marks & Spencer announced they will axe 950 staff in the first wave of a cull that will hit thousands of workers.
Meanwhile John Lewis and Boots have already shed thousands of staff in the wake of the pandemic, with at least 65,000 jobs currently at risk across the country.
It comes as millions of shoppers have moved to online shopping, with experts predicting there will eventually be 250,000 redundancies across the sector.
An employee from Dyson told The Sun: ‘It’s their whole customer service team that are being made redundant.
‘We’re all due to receive redundancy packages later today. They have said that they are planning on outsourcing all of our roles as it’s cheaper.
‘The whole thing is incredibly out of the blue, and just last month we were all told that we were hitting record figures in relation to sales.’
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