Business round up

first_imgThis week’s business round upNissan’s New Deal staffCar manufacturerNissan will use New Deal recruits to build the Micra in Sunderland. One of thebiggest employers in the North East, Nissan will use the New Deal 25-plusprogramme to build the new model, which is due out next year. Train companieshave backed the scheme, offering half-price vouchers to allow them to haveaffordable transport. Nissan managing director John Cushnaghan said, “Thequality of the New Deal training programme means six out of 10 applicants aresuccessful, compared with six out of 100 who have come from normal sources.” axed at EircomTelecoms operatorEircom plans to cut 3,500 jobs by 2003, leaving a core workforce of 9,000. Inthe short term, Ireland’s former state-owned company is to cut 320 jobs as partof a strategic review to focus on its Net service provider operations. Staffinglevels will be cut by 200 in Ireland from its multimedia activities, with 40jobs going in Northern Ireland and 80 in the UK. Eircom, sold its £2.2bn mobilephone business to Vodafone. www.eircom.comMarconi redundanciesMarconi says 1,500UK-based jobs may be axed within 12 months due to restructuring. The cuts arepart of 3,000 world-wide redundancies will trim the telecoms firm’s workforceto 55,000. The Manufacturing Science and Finance Union claims Marconi issacrificing its skills base for a short-term share price gain. But Marconiplans to expand in the UK by opening centres of excellence, expected to create3,000 jobs, within two years. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Business round upOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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