19/03/2009

Jobs Lost On Foot Of Recession

Over 60 jobs are to go in Co Tyrone as a local timber firm shuts down.

Some 17 jobs in retailing have also been lost with the closure of the Belfast branch of a top footwear store.

OSC, the Original Shoe Company, is closing 10 stores across the UK.

The stores are owned by JJB Sports which has also closed a number of Qube footwear outlets.

The fashion chains went into administration last month with an estimated £15m loss.

A number of shops closed in February, bringing the total number of job losses across the UK to 559.

Meanwhile, 63 jobs are to go in Omagh after the timber firm Woodlock Joinery ceased trading.

The company manufactured window frames, doors, conservatories and staircases, but had been experiencing "difficult trading conditions" in recent months.

(BMcC/JM)

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