The Jobs Monitor is updated daily with the job-creation and job-loss activity of thousands of named
organisations experiencing dynamic change.

The jobs data is gathered from rigorous media monitoring across 200,000 sources; data analysis of
employment moves within organisations that are growing, downsizing or restructuring; and other
relevant research.


Date

Organisation

Turnover £m

Employees

Sector Group

What’s Happening
03/08/2020 AO 685 2500 Consumer goods & services Recruitment Drive – Creating 250 Jobs at Crewe Logistics Hub – Opening New Premises in Stafford – Ongoing Growth Strategy
03/08/2020 Byron Hamburgers Limited 83 1500 Leisure & hospitality Sold in Pre-Pack Administration Deal – Closing 31 Sites – 650 Jobs Lost
04/08/2020 United Utilities 1860 5302 Energy, utilities, waste £290 million Business Investment Planned – Creating 45 Jobs
04/08/2020 Hays Travel 379.84 1315 Leisure & hospitality Cutting 878 Jobs – Part of Business Restructure – Follows Industry Downturn Amid Covid19
04/08/2020 Johnstons of Elgin 77.05 1044 Engineering & manufacturing Cutting 131 Jobs – More Than 10% of Workforce – Part of Restructuring Exercise – Business Impacted by Covid19
05/08/2020 Aldi 11330 35359 Retailing & wholesaling Leicestershire Distribution Hub Planned – 1.3 million Sq Ft – 750 Jobs Expected
05/08/2020 WH Smith 1400 14321 Retailing & Wholesaling 1500 Jobs at Risk – Impacted by Pandemic – Travel Branch Revenue down by 73%
06/08/2020 Frasers Group 3700 27531 Retailing & wholesaling Creating 200 Jobs – Plans to Open New Store in Leicester – Business Expansion
06/08/2020 LGH Hotels Management Ltd 184.06 2500 Leisure & hospitality 1500 Jobs at Risk – Impacted by Coronavirus Downturn
07/08/2020 A&S Leisure Group 26.04 622 Leisure & hospitality Opening New Casino in Manchester – Creating 120 Jobs – Part of £8m Investment
07/08/2020 Travelex 25.3 229 Banks & Financial Services Pre-Pack Administration Deal Agreed – Provides £84 million in Funding – 1,309 Jobs Lost
10/08/2020 Dogmates Ltd 20 105 Consumer goods & services New Nottinghamshire Site – 151,388 Sq Ft – Up To 500 Jobs Expected
10/08/2020 Boots Opticians 6670 10 Retailing & wholesaling Restructure Underway – 48 Branches to Close – 4,000 Jobs Lost – Trading Impacted by Covid19
11/08/2020 Cera Care 40 2000 Health & veterinary services Plymouth Firm Acquired – Follows £54 million Investment Package – 1,000 New Jobs Expected
12/08/2020 Ramfoam 9.36 51 Engineering & Manufacturing 294 Jobs Created – Secured NHS PPE Contract – Increased Demand due to Pandemic
12/08/2020 Loomis 121.05 1992 Transport & storage Cutting 312 Jobs – Roles at 19 UK Centres Affected – Part of Business Review
13/08/2020 Amazon 25040 27000 Retailing & Wholesaling 175 Jobs Created in Bolton – Increased Demand During Covid19
13/08/2020 Well Pharmacy 686.97 7000 Leisure & hospitality 374 Jobs at Risk of Redundancy – Cutting non-pharmacist manager positions
14/08/2020 Alpha Solway 9.99 68 Business services Creating 200 Jobs – Secured £53m NHS Contract – Supplying PPE – Increased demand due to Coronavirus
14/08/2020 River Island 877.7 9283 Retailing & wholesaling Making 350 Further Redundancies – Income Impacted by Pandemic
17/08/2020 Amey 2320 16476 Engineering & Manufacturing Created 250 Jobs – Started work on Transport Scotland Contract
17/08/2020 YO! Sushi 88.9 1630 Leisure & hospitality Plans to Make 250 Redundancies – Closing 19 Restaurants – Affected by Coronavirus Lockdown
18/08/2020 Great Annual Savings Group 16.15 226 Energy, utilities, waste Invested £3m in New Lease – Quadrupled Office Space – Created 150 Jobs
18/08/2020 Bombardier 1200 3863 Engineering & Manufacturing 95 Jobs at Risk – Northern Ireland Roles to be affected – Impacted by Travel Downturn due to Pandemic
19/08/2020 Zuto 22.83 300 Banks & financial services New Manchester Office – 50 Jobs Created – Business Growth
19/08/2020 Delfont Mackintosh Theatres 65 632 Leisure & hospitality Impacted by Pandemic – 670 Redundancies Made – Cutting Costs
20/08/2020 Red Funnel 53.8 508 Leisure & hospitality Plans to Make 38 Redundancies – Downturn in Passengers due to Pandemic
20/08/2020 Konecranes 87.05 540 Engineering & Manufacturing Reviewing Unprofitable East Kilbride Site – 80 Jobs at Risk
21/08/2020 Empteezy 39 250 Engineering & manufacturing Plans to Create 40 Jobs – New PPE Production Line – Meeting Pandemic Demand
21/08/2020 Estee Lauder 575.9 8799 Retailing & wholesaling 2,000 Jobs at Risk – Follows 32% Decline in Sales – 15% of Sites May Close
24/08/2020 Keolis 3 36 Transport & Storage Recruitment Drive – 200 New Jobs in Wales – Train Driver Workforce to Increase By 25%
24/08/2020 Contract Chemicals 20 60 Chemicals, pharmac & biotech Entering Administration – 60 Jobs Lost – Sale Expanded
25/08/2020 NHS 24 2000 Health, social & other care Major Recruitment Drive Launched – 400 Jobs Created in Glasgow & Edinburgh
25/08/2020 Debenhams 2010 22283 Retailing & Wholesaling Cutting 2,500 Jobs – Restructuring to Reduce Costs – Business Impacted by Covid19
26/08/2020 Signature Living 20.66 762 Leisure & hospitality Refinancing Deal Agreed – Plan to Open 4 New Hotels – 500 Jobs Expected
26/08/2020 Virgin Atlantic 2300 7629 Transport & storage £1.2 billion Rescue Deal Agreed – Cutting 3,500 Jobs – Emergency Restructuring
27/08/2020 Oakland International 21.75 349 Transport & storage Opening New £4m Site in Leicestershire – Creating 400 Jobs
27/08/2020 Gatwick Airport 810.8 3078 Transport & Storage Plans to Make 600 Redundancies – Restructuring – Impacted by Pandemic
27/08/2020 BMW (UK) Limited 5670 950 Vehicles & Components Making 400 Redundancies at Mini Oxford Factory – Fall in Demand due to Pandemic
28/08/2020 Pret a Manger 710 9392 Leisure & hospitality Closed 30 Stores – 2890 Jobs Lost – Low Sales Post-Lockdown – Impacted by Pandemic

Region – Private sector  only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
London 7931 30.0% 25375 55.6%
South East 2280 8.6% 5052 11.1%
East Midlands 595 2.3% 4507 9.9%
North West 1461 5.5%% 2984 6.5%
South West 719 2.7% 2225 4.9%
West Midlands 2144 8.1% 1331 2.9%
North East 588 2.2% 1128 2.5%
Yorkshire and the Humber 919 3.5% 822 1.8%
East of England 3843 14.6% 377 0.8%
England Total 20480 77.6% 43801 96.0%
Wales 4065 15.4% 195 0.4%
Scotland 1591 6.0% 1580 3.5%
Northern Ireland 261 1.0% 40 0.1%
United Kingdom Total 26397 100% 45616 100%

Sector Group – Private sector only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
Retailing & Wholesaling 6605 25.0% 21367 46.2%
Leisure & hospitality 2586 9.8% 10817 23.7%
Transport & Storage 1535 5.8% 4801 10.5%
Banks & financial services 302 1.1% 2831 6.2%
Vehicles & Components 102 0.4% 1900 4.2%
Engineering & Manufacturing 999 3.8% 1334 2.9%
Business services 1559 5.9% 640 1.4%
Property & Construction 3191 12.1% 560 1.2%
Aerospace & defence 0 0.0% 380 0.8%
Food & Beverages 2652 10.0% 344 0.8%
Chemicals, pharmac & biotech 375 1.4% 170 0.4%
IT & telecommunications 459 1.7% 118 0.3%
Health & veterinary services 3760 14.2% 100 0.2%
Media & publishing 40 0.2% 100 0.2%
Electronics and electrical 0 0.0% 88 0.2%
Energy, utilities, waste 800 3.0% 66 0.1%
Consumer goods & services 1432 5.4% 0 0.0%
Total 26397 100% 45616 100%

A selection of organisations that experienced
job movements during
August 2020

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