Thursday, 26 November 2015

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Cumbrian factory cutting almost fifth of its workforce

A Workington factory is shedding nearly a fifth of its workforce in an efficiency drive.


ABB at Salterbeck is looking to cut 17 jobs from its staff of about 100 by the end of March.

All departments of the factory are affected.

A company spokeswoman said: “We are looking to make changes to ensure the long-term profitability of the site and continue to be competitive in what is a very challenging market.

“We hope that we can achieve it through voluntary redundancies without having to make any compulsory redundancies but we can’t rule that out.”

The factory, which makes measuring devices, has been at the Salterbeck Trading Estate for 50 years.


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