Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wolseley cuts 250 jobs in Lancs and Oxfordshire

Plumbing giant Wolseley is axing more than 250 jobs at two sites in Lancashire and Oxfordshire.

The bulk of the losses will be made at its distribution centre in Chorley with 133 jobs going when the lease on the building expires this August.

And it is also closing a distribution centre in Didcot with the loss of 76 jobs. Both sites have begun a 90-day consultation for affected staff.

UK managing director Rob Marchbank blamed the recession for the cuts and added: “Any job losses are regrettable, however there is a need to adjust our business to the prevailing market conditions.”