Tesco bosses to meet with Welwyn Hatfield Council about job losses

PUBLISHED: 15:31 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 16 August 2017

Tesco headquarters on Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City.

Tesco headquarters on Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City.


Tesco management will meet with Welwyn Hatfield Council representatives to discuss the impact of planned redundancies this Thursday.

The retail giant, which is headquartered in Shire Park, announced in June this year that it plans to axe 1,200 jobs, totalling 25 per cent of their Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield workforce.

A spokesperson for the council told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “We’ve invited Tesco management to visit the council offices on Thursday to discuss their redundancy plans and help us understand more about how they could affect local people.

“As more details emerge, we want to continue working with them to ensure we’re able to put the right support in place to assist those affected.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We are meeting the local council to update them on our turnaround plans for the business and explain how we are supporting our colleagues as we go through this important transition.”

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