Eden Project Job Losses

The Eden Project has announced that it is aiming to reduce its annual costs by £2 million. Staff have been informed that up to 70 jobs could be lost at its site near St Austell.

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Fewer visitors & economic pressures blamed for Eden job losses

Far fewer visitors came to Cornwall in 2012 due to a combination of the Olympics, poor summer and autumn weather and the lasting effects of the recession.

This, coupled with enormous pressure on income in the charity sector and the well-documented challenges of fundraising in the current economic climate have made it necessary to make substantial cuts to the cost base.

Eden boss: "No sugar-coated pill will ease the anguish" of job losses

No sugar-coated pill will ease the anguish for those affected, all we can say to those of you who will be leaving is thank you so much for all you have given Eden and we hope you will depart feeling a great deal of pride in all you have achieved in creating a very special place, for now and for the future.

– Sir Tim Smit, Eden's Chief Executive

Eden currently has 445 full-time equivalent jobs. The job losses are planned across all areas of its operation.

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