Around 200 people have lost their jobs at a recruitment firm in Gateshead. Spectrum Social Network Ltd went into liquidation because of 'challenging trading conditions'.
The company, which traded as Spectrum Personnel, recruited and supplied temporary and contract workers, mainly to engineering and logistics businesses. It employed 30 employees and 170 contractors, out of its two offices in North Lanarkshire and Gateshead. All have been made redundant.
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