Almost 500 jobs are being cut from Thomas Cook in Bradford.
The travel company has announced it is closing its call centre in the city by March next year. 537 are employed at the base in Bradford, with another 113 in Birkenshaw. 69 positions will be created in Birkenshaw, but that will mean 468 jobs are made redundant. An extra 244 roles will be created at the company's sites around the country, which people affected are eligible for.
The news comes as unemployment in Bradford has risen by more than 20% in the last year. On top of that, the rate of unemployment is higher than both the regional and national average. The number of people claiming long term unemployment benefit has doubled since April 2011 to its current figure of 4,435.