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Comet downsizes as jobs are axed


Tuesday November 20th 2012

Over 700 employees at struggling electricals retailer Comet have been made redundant as the store closes some of its home delivery sites.

Deloitte administrators said that over 600 jobs had been axed from the firm's home delivery service, which runs from a dozen bases across the country.

Another 57 jobs were cut from Comet's headquarters at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, in addition to 56 from a Clevedon call centre and 17 from a Hull office. Notice of a further 330 job cuts was also made by Deloitte last week.

Comet stores have so far made no job cuts, however it is believed that 41 stores could have to fold this month.

The home delivery service will continue with a smaller number of staff, who will carry out deliveries and repairs.

Deloitte co-administrator Chris Farrington said although the future of Comet was still being discussed, it was essential to start closing stores and reducing the firm's workforce.

Copyright Press Association 2012

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