Primark is laying off 400 people across the UK, with stores in Northern Ireland among those affected

Primark is laying off 400 people across the UK, with stores in Northern Ireland among those affected

Primark has announced the elimination of about 400 jobs across its UK outlets.

Northern Ireland outlets are included in the employment cuts, according to a spokeswoman.

Across its 191 UK locations, the business employs roughly 29,000 employees.

Primark made the announcement as part of a plan to simplify its retail operations, which includes proposed changes to management structures in its UK locations.

It is estimated that the proposed changes would see an overall reduction of around 400 jobs across the UK store estate as a result of roles being removed and a new entry-level management role being created.

The suggested changes, according to them, are intended to provide clearer responsibility, greater flexibility, and more managerial assistance on the work floor in order to better meet the business and customer needs of today.

Kari Rodgers, Primark Retail Director for the UK said: “The changes we’re proposing will deliver a simplified and more consistent management structure across all of our stores, provide more opportunities for career progression and offer greater flexibility, all of which are designed to help us provide the best possible experience for both our customers and our colleagues.

“We are now focused on supporting our colleagues who are affected by these proposed changes and will be going through the consultation process.”

Primark will now enter a consultation process with impacted employees and their representatives.

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