Hundreds more job cuts announced across all sectors

More firms have announced job losses totalling hundreds of workers as the recession continues to hit employers in all sectors hard.

Equipment maker Renishaw is cutting 500 jobs, with most set to go from its 1,500-strong Gloucestershire workforce.

The Automobile Association (AA) has confirmed that 25 jobs will go in its media division, based in Basingstoke.

Independent News & Media plans to make 60 journalists redundant out of 90 job losses at the firm, and said it would impose compulsory redundancies if there weren’t enough volunteers .

MEN Media, publisher of the Manchester Evening News and 22 weekly titles in the north west, is axing 150 jobs, according to the BBC.

Wrekin Construction Group has gone into administration, threatening up to 600 jobs. The firm blamed the Royal Bank of Scotland because it refused to release funds to cover cashflow problems.

On a positive note, an expansion of Manchester Airport could secure 5,000 new jobs, while 800 fresh positions are expected to be announced at BAE systems in Lancashire.

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