29 Jobs At Risk In Omagh

SDLP West Tyrone representative Daniel McCrossan has expressed his concern at the proposed closure of the Homebase Store in Omagh at the cost of 39 jobs.

Mr McCrossan said: "Employees at the Homebase store in Omagh will be deeply troubled by the letter delivered to staff today detailing that the Homebase store in Omagh is earmarked for closure. The store has had been part of Omagh for quite a while and after only one month of consultation, this proposal will come as a devastating blow for their 39 staff.

"Questions must be asked when despite its longtime place in Omagh, despite the £250,000 profit turned over last year and despite the fact that the Omagh site is among the top 5 Homebase stores in Ireland, the management still sees fit to propose its closure.

"It was stated in the letter received by staff that this closure remains a proposal and that negotiations continue around replacing the site with a budget sales outlet but this will not guarantee those left redundant future employment. It would add to the latest in a long line of high-profile job losses across the North that are yet to receive any decisive attention or action from the Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister.

"The management must make every effort to retain this profitable site."


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