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Credit Crunch : IT Job Losses reported

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    About 850 agency workers are to lose their jobs at Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands and Warwickshire.

    The IT and engineering staff at plants in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Whitley, and Gaydon have been told their jobs will go by the end of the year.

    Full report here
     
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  2. supernova

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    Not surprised. I dont understand why some people think IT is safe from the recession like someone tried to tell me.

    I heard a lot of these agency workers were temps, I suppose one good thing is at least there were no redundancies.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Not surprising in today's climate... While some sectors are "safer" than others, I would like to point out that safer doesn't mean safe...

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  4. onoski

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    No job or sector in these current economic climate are safe be it in the private or public sector period. Sad but it's the truth and with time all we'd hope is that things get better.

    I work in the public sector and the financial director had a large meeting talking about serious cost cuts and what not, so there you go no sector is safe proof.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Hope you sugguested a pay cut for him/her, lol :)

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  6. Theprof

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    We just hired somone from the red cros because he was being outsourced. Unfortunately IT is not like it used to be and it's a lot harder to keep a job.
     
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