The level of unemployment in the North West is much higher than official figures according to a new report.Read the full story ›
Unemployment rose again in the North West in the three months to May 2012, despite a national fall.Read the full story ›
Unemployment rose again in the region in the three months to May 2012, despite falling nationally.
The number of people unemployed rose to 331,000, and increase of 6,000.
Cheshire based cleaners Johnson Service Group are closing 100 stores as part of a restructuring that will cost the company almost £24 million.
Johnson has already closed more than 50 outlets in recent years as it battled tough conditions on the high street.
The group said a typical store has one full-time and two part-time employees, while there will also be cut-backs in back office and warehousing staff, suggesting that at least 300 jobs will go in total by the end of 2012.
None of the locations earmarked for closure have been revealed but they are understood to be mainly outside London and south-east England.
We believe that the measures we have taken will refocus the group into a more streamlined and profitable business."We have confidence that our continuing dry cleaning estate will not only be able to withstand the current retail environment but make a telling contribution to the group's future performance."
The UK's largest dry cleaning chain, Cheshire-based Johnson Service Group, is to axe more than a fifth of its stores this year, a move that will trigger hundreds of job losses.
Johnson Service Group said it will close 100 of its 460 Johnson Cleaners stores.
Unemployment in the North West increased by 8,000 in the three months to April, official figures have revealed.Read the full story ›
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Despite a national decrease, unemployment in the North West has risen by 11,000 to 329,000.Read the full story ›
The new Northern Rail depot in Liverpool has created 46 jobs. The company says the facility will improve reliability and cut delays. It was officially opened this morning by Transport Minister Theresa Villiers.