05/03/2015

Discussions To Be Held Over 200 Job Losses At Ageas

Political representatives and Invest NI are told to hold a meeting with the management of Ageas Belfast today, Thursday, following the announcement of over 200 job losses.

The firm plans to close its call centre at Springvale Business Parkm and a 90-day redundancy consultation period has began.
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SDLP MLA Alex Attwood said the jobs announcement is a "devastating blow" for the workers.

Mr Attwood said: "The announcement brings into sharp relief the economic circumstances in west Belfast. There are great and successful employers and exporters in the constituency. But there needs to be more job opportunities – be it Foreign Direct Investment, support for local private business, the growth of social enterprises and the maintenance of public sector jobs."

(CD/IT)

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