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134 jobs at risk as Brantano footwear goes into adminstration

134 jobs are at risk in our region after the discount shoe retailer Brantano went into administration.

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The administrators announced that 2,000 staff are at risk nationally in 140 stores and 60 concessions.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, the figure is around 139 staff in 12 stores.

The stores and the number of staff at risk are listed below:

  • Barnsley 9
  • Bradford 9
  • Doncaster Wheatley 10
  • Guiseley 20
  • Hull Anlaby 14
  • Hull Kingswood 12
  • Keighley 10
  • Leeds Seacroft 2
  • Scarborough 8
  • Selby 12
  • Sheffield Healey 12
  • Wakefield 16

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Hundreds of jobs to go at Boulby Potash in Cleveland

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Hundreds of jobs are to go at Boulby Potash Mine in East Cleveland, the company has confirmed this morning.

Cleveland Potash is Europe's deepest potash mine and produces and supplies potash fertilisers for agriculture and industry.

It employs around 1,100 people and today's announcement has said that 350 jobs are to go immediately.

Consultation has begun on 220 job losses amongst its employees and there will be a reduction of 140 contractor numbers.

The company unveiled a "significant restructuring" of its operations including moving from producing potash to polysulphate fertiliser.

Peter Smith, executive vice president, said the restructuring, although "painful", was vital to secure the future of ICL UK as a viable business.

In recent months we encountered geological problems which have affected previously high-yielding areas of the mine. In addition, our exploration programme, validated by independent consultants, confirmed further geological difficulties, which means that we have only a very limited level of economically feasible potash reserves

– Peter Smith

Around 2,000 jobs were lost on Teesside earlier this year with the liquidation of SSI.

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Region's unemployment drops by 3,000

Unemployment in Yorkshire dropped by 3,000 in the quarter to June, official figures have revealed.

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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a total of 174,000 people were unemployed in the region between April and June.

The region's unemployment rate was 6.5% and saw a drop of 1.7% during the period.

Nationwide, unemployment increased for the second month in a row, reaching 1.85 million.

The jobless total went up by 25,000 in the quarter, the first time there have been two consecutive rises for two years.

The ONS said it was possible the jobs market was "levelling off".

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