Salisbury jobs at risk

Hundreds of jobs at an outsourcing centre in Salisbury are at risk.

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Diligenta say number of job losses unknown

Diligenta, a UK business process outsourcing provider for the Life and Pensions industry, has consulted with employee representative bodies about changes in our business structure, including a reduction in roles following a planned future site exit in Salisbury. We plan to exit UK House in Salisbury by the end of December 2014.

Our current plans are to retain a very limited presence in the city to accommodate some specialist roles to support our future business plans and our Milford site in Salisbury which deals with printing and scanning will stay open."

– Diligenta statement

They added:

It is not clear how many will be impacted by this announcement as our current plans are to retain a very limited presence in the city to accommodate specialist roles to support our future business plans."

– Diligenta statement

Unite say proposed job losses are 'shocking'

Dilegenta have announced that they will exit their UK house in Salisbury as part of changes to their business structure. The company says its unknown exactly how many employees will be affected, but the union Unite, say '15 per cent of the work is being offshored to India.'

We are shocked and disappointed by the scale of the proposed job losses – and angry that up to 15 per cent of this work is being offshored to India.

Unemployment is high in Exeter and Salisbury and we believe these job losses will have a major detrimental impact on the local economies and communities.

We are fundamentally opposed to the dismissal of UK workers purely because the work they do can be done at lower cost by workers in another country. This work should remain in the UK - at Exeter and Salisbury."

– Chris Gray, Unite regional officer

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Hundreds of jobs at risk in Wiltshire

Hundreds of jobs at an outsourcing centre in Wiltshire are at risk. The company Diligenta says it's planning to exit the UK House in Salisbury by the end of December 2014, as part of changes to their 'business structure'. It's likely to affect 305 people who work at the site.

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