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.

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Remploy factory businesses 'lost around £50m'

The Department of Work and Pensions says it is trying to safeguard as many jobs as possible:

  • At risk of redundancy are 875 employees across 15 Remploy factory sites and 34 CCTV sites
  • The factorybusinesses lost around £50m last year
  • Remploy Employment Services found 50,000 jobs for disabledand disadvantaged people since 2010 many with similar disabilities to those in Remploy factories

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