EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pamela Scott

Pamela Scott

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores
Number Employed: 194

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-10-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 104
Planned Job Reductions max: 104
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 104

Additional Information

Fashion retailer Pamela Scott announced it will close half of its stores resulting in the possible loss of 104 jobs. The company said the restructuring is due to changes in retail trading, largely as a result of COVID-19. It is hoped that 90 jobs will be saved as a result of the restructuring.

The managing director of Pamela Scott said that Covid-19 impacted the fashion chain's turnover by between 40-70%, resulting in the decision to close 12 of its 24 stores.