Comet axes 330 jobs at head office

Deloitte stresses that there have been no redundancies among shop staff
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Administrator Deloitte has announced that 330 jobs have been cut across Comet’s head office and support centres.

At Comet’s Rickmansworth head office in Hertfordshire, 99 members of staff have lost their jobs. The electrical retailer’s site in Hull has lost 53 jobs, and 42 employees have been axed at its Clevedon call centre.

In a statement, Deloitte stressed that there had been no redundancies among shop staff.

"The Joint Administrators of Comet have unfortunately today had to announce a number of redundancies in the company’s head office and support functions.

"However, there have been no redundancies at Comet stores or distribution centres, as stores continue to trade, and there are no further redundancies planned at this stage.”

Comet went into administration last week, causing many of its 7,000 employees to worry about their jobs. Joint administrator Neville Kahn has stated that all 236 Comet stores will continue to trade as normal and staff will continue to be paid for the work they do while Comet is trading in administration.

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