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300 Jobs go at Homebase Head Office

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It's just been confirmed to Insight DIY that 300 roles are being made redundant at the Homebase Head Office in Milton Keynes, as the business looks to cut costs and reposition as an independent entity.

The changes reflect the need to align the Store Support Centre with the operational and strategic changes that are being implemented. These necessary changes will ensure that Homebase is better prepared to meet the demands of the UK’s challenging retail environment.

The Store Support Centre had served both Homebase and Bunnings brands prior to Wesfarmers' sale of the business.  With the withdrawal of the Bunnings brand it was necessary to realign the team to best serve a single, independent brand. 

This process will lead to a reduction of 303 roles, which is equivalent to 38% of the total headcount at the Store Support Centre.

Damian McGloughlin, CEO of Homebase, said: “We have not taken this decision lightly, but decisive action is required to start rebuilding Homebase’s position in the UK market. We will be providing as much support as we can to help those affected through this difficult time.”

Source: Insight DIY Team & Homebase Press Release

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28 June 2018

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