Have any UK based companies announced layoffs?

Almost every day I read about another American company issuing a layoff. Have any UK based companies announced layoffs?

Asked By: Lost Pants $100 Reward - 12/9/2008
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jaguar and aston martin, land rover... Mfi closed. woolworths is for sale for £1 M&S are having unprecedented sales... just about every building firm i know of has laid guys off in the last year weve shed aroudn 20 000 jobs...
Answered By: fivetoze - 12/9/2008
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Yes mostly in the construction and building sectors and in banking and finance. These are their ways of preparing for the next up turn in the economy and also to build up a clean balance sheet.Or transforming their companies.
Answered By: Eddy T - 12/9/2008
Loads of them GSK, Pfizer, Ecos, Woolworth, Marks and Spencer Money, Bentley, HBOS.........................................
Answered By: Green-Monkey - 12/10/2008
Yes, nearly all of them and Woolworth's is closing all of its 800+ branches this week - they're the Yank equivalent of Walmart.....
Answered By: oldgit68 - 12/11/2008
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