Coronavirus: White Stuff prepares for ‘significant’ job cuts

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White Stuff is preparing to make a “significant” number of redundancies, even after coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted, due to a fall in demand for its wares.

The fashion retailer is anticipating a sharp decline in demand post-lockdown, as well as reduced opening hours for its bricks-and-mortar stores, resulting in job cuts across its store network and head office, according to Sky News.

White Stuff, which employs more than 1,500 staff across its 120-strong store estate in the UK, told employees that it would begin consultations for potential job losses on Wednesday.

It declined to say how many people would be impacted by the decision, but said cuts would be significant and were caused by the ongoing pandemic.

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