One of Somerset's biggest companies, the shoe-makers Clarks, has announced plans to cut 170 jobs.
The majority of the jobs will be lost from its headquarters in Street, where they currently employ more than a thousand people. The company says its in conversation with employees both based in Somerset and in their centre in Boston.
The company says the increasingly demanding commercial environment and more competition, are the reasons for the restructuring of the business.
A spokesperson for the footwear company, which employs 1,230 people in Street, said it was 'restructuring to make the best use of its team'.
The company also hope the move will use their resources more efficiently.