More than 100 jobs are set to be lost at Hawick Knitwear, as the company has been placed into administration.
A representative for the local Labour party says his heart goes out to the workers affected, and that the news shows the need for more investment and jobs in the Scottish Borders:
To say I’m sad about the job losses is an understatement and my heart goes out to every worker and family in Hawick who will be affected by this.
The booming textile industry was once the backbone of the Borders that employed thousands of workers but for a long time has been in decline, but what’s important is that we do everything we can to make sure that the workers of Hawick Knitwear are given assistance with future employment and that they get all the help they need and I want to make it clear that Scottish Labour in the Borders will do everything it can to help.
The latest job losses further highlight the need for more investment and jobs being created in the Borders."
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