EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Johnson Service Group

Johnson Service Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): Newmarket and other locations


Sector: Other services
Other service activitieas
96.01 - Washing and (dry-)cleaning of textile and fur products
Number Employed: 6100
Group: Johnson Service Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-11-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 1550
Planned Job Reductions max: 1550
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2021

Additional Information

The Johnson Service Group (JSG), the British company that makes work wear for factories and provides linen services for hotels and restaurants, has announced that it will cut 1,550 jobs to save costs, as demand for its services has decreased in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The majority of the job cuts (1,350) will be in the firm’s hospitality division, while 200 jobs will be cut from the work wear division, including 80 job losses at the company’s work wear plant in Newmarket, England.

The chief executive said the group had taken 'the right steps' to prepare the company for the time 'when the recovery emerges'.

The Johnson Service Group provides its services under a number of brands, including 'Johnsons Hotel Linen' and 'Johnsons Restaurant & Catering Linen'. The company has 16 sites across the UK and it employed more than 6,000 people at the end of 2019.