More disabled workers facing job losses

Today's announcement of 875 compulsory redundancies comes after an announcement earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close:

  • 34 factories have ceased operations since then and are in the process of closing
  • The future of a further 18 sites remained unclear
  • Some of the factories have the potential to move out of Government-funded support, but others are set to close

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875 Remploy jobs under threat

875 Remploy employees, including 682 disabled workers, are at risk of losing their jobs. Ministers have said a number of its factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.