28/11/2013

Almost 1,500 Jobs To Be Cut By Npower

Almost 1,500 jobs are to be cut by energy company Npower, in what they have described as a major corporate restructuring.

The company, which is owned by Germany's RWE, has announced that it plans to outsource much of its customer service and back office functions to Capita and Tata Consultancy.

They added that its call centres would remain in the UK.

The 1,460 redundancies would take place over the next eight months, with the following sites affected:

• Stoke-on-Trent office to close: 550 jobs affected

• Oldbury: one office to close, 400 jobs affected

• Rainton Bridge, Sunderland: 430 jobs affected

• Leeds: 80 jobs affected

• Thornaby site to close, but jobs relocated to Rainton head office

• No redundancies at the three Peterlee offices, but teams to be moved

between the Rainton and Peterlee offices.

"This restructure is necessary if we are to deliver the levels of service our customers deserve," Chief executive Paul Massara said.

(MH/CD)


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