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.

The data, which has been compiled continuously since 2008, reflects real fluctuations in the jobs market and is not based on sampling, speculative forecasts or subjective employer sentiment about the future.

Since it was first published, more than eight million job gains and losses have been detected and recorded across many thousands of organisations.

– Positive news – Negative news

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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