ANOTHER FIRM MAY CUT JOBS

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CORBY has been dealt the latest in a long line of job blows with the news that a food firm is considering making redundancies.

Solway Foods, in Godwin Road, has announced plans for a review of its operating structures and says “some redundancies” may result.

The Evening Telegraph has received two emails from Solway employees, saying all monthly paid staff were called to a meeting on Tuesday and told that 22 redundancies would be made.

A Solway spokesman confirmed there had been a meeting but said no numbers were mentioned.

They added: “We continue to trade in difficult market conditions and in order to meet the challenging times ahead we must ensure our business is as efficient and effective as possible.

“We are undertaking a review of our operating structures across various departments and, regrettably, some redundancies may result.

“The consultation process has begun and it would be wrong to speculate on numbers at this time. Every assistance will be given to those who may be affected by any necessary changes.”

Over the last month there have been several significant blows to the employment market in the town.

Eddie Stobart announced it would close its depot putting 150 jobs at risk.

Tata Steel then declared 110 redundancies at its tubes plant.

Most recently, Argos announced it was ending its contract with Wincanton at its warehouse in Bangrave Road, putting 440 jobs at risk.

Corby Council deputy leader Mark Pengelly said: “This is more devastating news for the town. One job lost is one too many.

“As a council we are not sitting down doing nothing. We are meeting with county council leader Jim Harker and the regional enterprise partnership.

“We will be putting our case to them for an enterprise zone and other measures to help Corby.”