27/10/2016

Economy Minister Raises Serious Concerns Over WiggleCRC Job Losses

The Economy Minister has raised serious concerns over the potential job losses at WiggleCRC.

Around 300 jobs are at risk at its warehouses in Doagh, Carrickfergus and Ballyclare after Wiggle took over Chain Reaction Cycles earlier this year.

The company employs a total of over 600 people in County Antrim.

Minister Simon Hamilton said: "This is a deeply worrying time for staff at Wiggle CRC in Northern Ireland. They are foremost in my thoughts.
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"Chain Reaction was a highly successful homegrown firm. It's success led to the Wiggle investment. Whilst my officials are already in contact with the company, I will engage with Wiggle management at the earliest opportunity to explore ways of retaining as many jobs as possible."

(BL/CD)

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