New Look puts hundreds of jobs at risk at lead distribution centre

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New Look could be making redundancies of more than 500 jobs after reports that it shut down night shifts at its lead distribution centre in Lymedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The withdrawal of the night shift reportedly impacts 503 members of the 1,200 workforce total at the centre.

The retailer said its “operational needs” of the distribution centre have changed, and the announcement comes as a result of a hike in online trading and a reduction in New Look’s store estate.

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