Uncertain Christmas for remaining Woolworths IT staff


Uncertain Christmas for remaining Woolworths IT staff

Rebecca Thomson

Remaining IT staff at Woolworths face an uncertain Christmas, with plans to start closing stores on 27 December if a buyer is not found.

Head office redundancies were announced last week, with 450 support staff being told their jobs will go.

Administrator Deloitte said a break down of the figures was not possible but a spokesman said it is likely some IT staff were affected. It has been reported that shop staff may be able to apply for jobs from the retailers who buy the stores, but it is not clear if this will apply to head office and IT staff.

Neville Kahn, joint administrator and reorganisation services partner at Deloitte, said, "We are working hard to ensure that any sale of the business, in whole or in part, will preserve jobs."

Woolworths went into administration nearly a month ago. A total of 27,000 jobs are at risk if buyers cannot be found.

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