EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Gloucestershire; Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and North Somerset; South West
Location of affected unit(s): Mitcheldean


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-04-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Almost a third of the remaining workforce at the Gloucestershire plant of office equipment firm Xerox is to go. Almost 100 jobs are to be lost with the closure of the company's Asset Recovery Centre in Mitcheldean by September 2005. The US-based company blamed the losses on a significant reduction in orders. The firm was once one of the areas main employers, with around 5,000 on the payroll of the Mitcheldean plant. The workforce has since declined. In 2001, Xerox announced plans to cut around 1,000 jobs at the site as part of a company-wide programme of cost-cutting.