Ireland: Says profitability not attainable in short to medium term

DSGi nixes PC World Business Ireland

DSGi has confirmed that it will be closing PC World Business in Ireland, with 12 positions being cut.

Blaming market conditions in the Irish Republic, a spokesperson for DSGi told CRN: "The market conditions in the Irish Republic have meant that, while the B2B business has continued to grow, we do not see that it can become profitable in the short to medium term.

"We have therefore taken the decision to close PC World Business in Ireland with the loss of 12 roles." However, the firm was keen to stress that it hoped the cuts would not result in job losses. "We are currently in negotiations with the personnel concerned regarding deployment opportunities within the organisation, as DSGi Retail Ireland employs over 750 personnel through its stores and retail support network."

The cuts come nine days after PC Retail revealed that DSGi Business’ managing director Jerry Roest is to leave the firm. In August, DSGi Business confirmed that it was in consultation with as many as 50 staff over job losses, as reported by PC Retail.

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