Jobs are at risk in Southampton and Poole after Remploy announced it's to close 36 of its 54 factories. The Government run scheme employs people with disabilities. The money saved will be invested to help disabled people find work.
Around 1700 Remploy jobs are to go nationwide with posts at risk in Southampton and Poole. Trade unions will oppose the closures but disability groups are in favour because they regard the sheltered factory model as outdated.