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Sheffield Remploy factory set to close

The Remploy factory in Sheffield is set to close alongside the last two remaining ones.

It will mean that 196 jobs in total are put at risk of redundancy, including 160 workers with disabilities. Remploy says no viable bids have been made for its furniture business so the site in South Yorkshire will close, as well as those in Neath and Blackburn.

Consultation meetings will be held over the next 30 days.