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3000 Comet job losses expected

Administrators for the electrical retail chain Comet has announced 125 store closures, which is expected to trigger around 3,000 job losses. Around 330 jobs have been gone today.

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Job losses at Comet's head office and support centres

More than 300 staff have been made redundant at stricken electricals retail chain Comet.

Its administrator Deloitte announced 330 job losses across Comet's head office and support centres, but stressed there had been no redundancies among shop staff and all Comet's 236 stores remain open.

A Comet store in north London Credit: Press Association

The bulk of the staff cuts have been made in Comet's head office in Rickmansworth, Herts, as well as its site in Hull and call centre in Clevedon, Somerset.

Deloitte added that it was holding talks with a number of potential buyers for Comet, which collapsed into administration a week ago.

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