The HR team at the Royal Shakespeare Company have organised a telephone advice service to help staff deal with the restructuring of the organisation.
Every employee can access the 24-hour free confidential advice line for career advice from independent qualified counsellors.
Around 135 technical and administrative jobs will be lost as a result of restructuring by the Royal Shakespeare Company. In Stratford, 50 of the 500 jobs will go as well as 85 in London.
Rachael Whitteridge, head of HR at RSC, said, “Redundancy is never easy or pleasant but it is a process we have to go through”.
The RSC is ending its permanent arrangement with the Barbican theatre and plans to perform in a wider variety of venues. In Stratford a number of smaller companies will open plays throughout the year replacing two distinct seasons.
Eighty-five jobs will be lost in London in May 2002 and 50 in Stratford from October this year.