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Brown Thomas Arnotts To Cut 150 Jobs

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

6:37 PM - 13 Aug 2020



Retailer Brown Thomas Arnotts says it's cutting 150 jobs due to the 'unprecedented circumstances' of COVID-19.

It says this is part of an overall cost reduction following a review "across every function in the business."

It says it's also looking at strengthening parts of the business that have become even more critical, such as digital.

The company says it'll begin a consultative process which is expected to be finished by mid-October.

Donald McDonald, managing director of Brown Thomas Arnotts, said: "We have devised a plan to not only protect our business but position us to navigate the significant challenges that lie ahead - we have prepared for a whole range of possible and even unpredictable outcomes.

jobs The Arnotts store front in Dublin city centre. Picture by: Arnotts

"Delivering an extraordinary customer experience in the most sustainable way is at the heart of everything we do and we will continue to strive to reinvent the retail experience to ensure our future, while at the same time we need to ensure our cost base is in line with the level of business we realistically can expect.

"Very sadly, this does mean making changes to our organisation that directly affect our people and, as a family business, these are the hardest decisions for us.

"This is why it is so difficult to share news today of the toughest decision I have had to take in my time as managing director, which is that as part of our overall cost reduction requirements we will need to make a reduction in the number of people employed in the business by 150 people."

 



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