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John Lewis And Waitrose To Cut 1,000 Jobs

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The John Lewis Partnership is to cut 1,000 jobs across John Lewis and Waitrose stores.

Staff are understood to have been told of the plans - which affect nearly three management roles per store - this morning.

The retailer has yet to make an official statement but when approached for a comment by the BBC, said the job cuts will, "reduce the number of layers between our most senior leaders and non-management" and, "will allow us to reinvest in what matters most to our customers".

The news comes just months after the Partnership announced its intention to close eight John Lewis stores, affecting nearly 1,500 jobs.  In November 2020, a head office restructure put a 1,500 jobs at risk.  

The John Lewis Partnership announced its five-year Partnership Plan in October 2020, stating its intention to reduce costs by £300m a year by 2022. 

Source : Insight DIY 

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14 July 2021

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