EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): London, Rochdale


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.19 - Other retail sale in non-specialised stores
Number Employed: 25000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-12-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 450
Planned Job Reductions max: 450
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 450

Additional Information

UK retailer Woolworths is to cut 450 jobs from its offices in London and Rochdale.The move comes after the company, which employs 25,000 people in the UK, went into administration in November 2008. As of 7 December 2008 it has not been announced when these job losses will occur.