EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Wales


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32 - Other manufacturing

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-07-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 189
Planned Job Reductions max: 189
Type of Restructuring: Closure

Additional Information

Remploy, provider of employment services and engaged in a wide range of manufacturing activities, has announced plans to close 27 factories in Wales. Five of these factories employ disabled workers. So far 189 job losses have been confirmed, but this number is expected to rise.

This announcement follows the withdrawal of government funding. According to the government, money from the disability funding should be invested into other schemes in order to help disabled people find jobs.

According to trade union sources, the factories will close between August and mid-December.