More jobs to go as Atkins and Sitel plan cuts totalling 1,300

More companies have announced UK job losses, adding further to the gloom surrounding the labour market.

Consultant engineers WS Atkins announced it plans to cut 5% of its workforce, amounting to up to 800 jobs in the UK.

“We will continue to monitor changes in the market environment going forward and make adjustments to staffing levels where appropriate,” the company said.

Sitel, which provides customer care and back-office functions for other firms, revealed that it would make 220 redundancies when it closes offices in Newcastle and Derby. Another 280 jobs across Sitel’s operation are also said to be affected as a result.

Outsourcing provider Capita will cut up to 42 jobs at call centres it runs for PC World owner DSGi in Sheffield and Nottingham because of falling call numbers.

In good news, more than 160 jobs are to be created at Gatwick Airport when no-frills airline Aer Lingus introduces eight new routes to the European mainland.

Keep up to date with the latest job cuts with Personnel Today’s redundancy tracker.

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