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
04/05/2020 Avara Foods Limited 1140 6385 Food & beverages 300 Jobs at Risk – Plans to Close Duck Division in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
05/05/2020 General Electric 637 2437 Aerospace & defence Cutting 13,000 Jobs Worldwide – In Consultation with 1,400 Staff at Wales Site – Follows Slump in Air Travel
05/05/2020 Silentnight Group Limited 133 1013 Consumer goods & services 267 Jobs at Risk – Plans to Close Factory in Cumbria
06/05/2020 GE Aviation 2300 1400 Aerospace & defence Planning to Cut Global Workforce by 25% – Wales Jobs at Risk – Cost Synergies Sought
06/05/2020 Airbnb 283.4 7500 Leisure & hospitality Cutting 25% of Staff – Turnover to Halve in 2020 – Expansion Plans to be Scaled Back
07/05/2020 Clarks Shoes 790 9268 Retailing & wholesaling Appointed Restructuring Advisors – Reviewing Strategy – Potential to Cut Jobs
04/05/2020 Tate & Lyle 2760 4162 Food & beverages Decline in Demand – 26% Drop in Orders from Drink Producers – Manufacturing Facilities Operational Despite Pandemic
06/05/2020 ITV Plc 3310 6416 Media & publishing 15% of Workforce Furloughed – 800 Staff Affected – Production Business Down 80%
06/05/2020 Card Factory 436 9984 Retailing & wholesaling Additional Funding Sought – 90% of Staff Furloughed – Planned Store Openings Reduced – Follows Covid19 Outbreak
07/05/2020 Muller Wiseman Dairies 1900 6500 Food & beverages Sales Surge in Last Quarter due to Lockdown – 14% Increase
07/05/2020 Pret a Manger 710 9392 Retailing & wholesaling Re-opening 71 Restaurants – Serving Delivery Only – Resuming Cashflow
07/05/2020 Farmfoods 660.3 3864 Retailing & wholesaling Turnover Increased – Profits Almost Doubled – Coronavirus Cost to be Limited
11/05/2020 Starbucks 372 5379 Retailing & wholesaling Reopening 150 UK Sites – 15% of Portfolio – Staff to Return to Work
11/05/2020 Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd 949.5 2200 Vehicles & components Planning Phased Return to Work – New Safety Measures Introduced
12/05/2020 P&O Ferries 145 4400 Transport & storage Cutting 1,100 Jobs – Quarter of Workforce – Part of Plan to Improve Business Viability
13/05/2020 Tui 5200 10000 Leisure & hospitality Major Restructuring Planned – 8,000 Jobs at Risk – Cutting Costs by 30%d
13/05/2020 Dobbies Garden Centres 162 1985 Retailing & wholesaling Reopening 54 Sites – Staff to Return to Work
14/05/2020 Airbus 1100 3000 Aerospace & defence Permanent Job Cuts Planned – Business Review Follows Collapse in Demand
15/05/2020 Carnival Cruise Line 1610 2250 Transport & storage International Restructuring – Cutting 20% of UK Workforce – Cutting Costs
12/05/2020 Oxfam 434.1 5101 Charities Restructure to Go Ahead – Finances Unsustainable – Cost Synergies Sought – £5 million Per Month Lost Following Pandemic
14/05/2020 JCB 3300 9109 Engineering & manufacturing Partially Restarting Production – Implementing New Safety Protocols
18/05/2020 Ted Baker 617.44 3716 Retailing & wholesaling Interim Chief Financial Officer Appointed to Permanent Role – Financial Restructure Following Profit Warning
18/05/2020 French Connection 7.7 1001 Retailing & wholesaling Additional Funding Required – Aim to Protect Cash Position – Cost Synergies Sought
18/05/2020 Ryanair 0.34 9000 Transport & storage Review Following Reduced Passenger Numbers – 3,000 Job Cuts Expected – Pay Cuts & Unpaid Leave Likely
19/05/2020 Casual Dining Group 308 6000 Leisure & hospitality In Administration – 6,000 Jobs At Risk
20/05/2020 Experian Plc 598 3232 Banks & financial services Revenue Passes £4.1 billion – Slight Drop in Profits – Staff Working from Home
20/05/2020 Severn Trent Water 1670 6305 Energy, utilities, waste Turnover Increased to £1.84 billion – Profits Up – Ongoing Investment Plans
22/05/2020 Laura Ashley 243.35 2561 Retailing & wholesaling Buyer Still Sought – 148 Staff Made Redundant – Brand Name Sold to US Group
22/05/2020 Clarks 790 9268 Retailing & wholesaling Major Turnaround Plan – Cutting 900 Office Jobs – Creating 200 New Roles
18/05/2020 JCB 3300 9109 Engineering & manufacturing Demand Falls 50% Following Pandemic – 950 Jobs at Risk – Roles in Derbyshire, Staffordshire & N.Wales Affected
19/05/2020 Topps Tiles 219.2 1985 Retailing & wholesaling Decline in Half Year Revenue – Swing from £3.9 million Profit to £3.6 million Loss – Follows Covid19 Outbreak
26/05/2020 Boeing 305.3 2500 Aerospace & defence Creating 30 Jobs in Birmingham – Secured RAF Contract
26/05/2020 Britvic Plc 971.99 1869 Consumer goods & services Slight Rise in Supermarket Sales – Bar Closures Costing Up to £18 million a Month – Profits Expected to Decline by Up To 20%d
26/05/2020 Burger King 2500 Leisure & hospitality New Site in Cheshire Planned – 38 Jobs Expected – Expansion in North West
26/05/2020 Aston Martin 949.5 2173 Vehicles & components Chief Executive Steps Down – Replacement Appointed – Board Restructure – Further Change Expected
27/05/2020 Adelie foods 249 2358 Food & beverages 2000 Jobs at Risk – Entered Administration
28/05/2020 Boohoo 434.57 1827 Retailing & wholesaling Stake in PrettyLittleThing Increased – £280 million Deal – Further Acquisitions Expected
26/05/2020 Hermes logistics 749.5 3345 Transport & storage New Unit in Doncaster – 11.650 Sq Ft – Increasing Capacity Following Pandemic Outbreak – Jobs Expected
28/05/2020 Cineworld 156.4 3093 Leisure & hospitality £89.7 million in Additional Funding Secured – Part of Reopening Plans – Follows Covid19 Outbreak
05/05/2020 Virgin Atlantic 230 7629 Transport & storage Cutting 3000 Jobs – Ending Gatwick Airport Operations
29/05/2020 Stena Line 275.3 1307 Transport & storage Cutting 40 North Wales Port Jobs – Business Impacted by Lockdown Measures

Region – Private sector  only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
London 4558 46.1% 25348 35.2%
North West 49 0.5% 14061 19.5%
East of England 300 3.0% 12647 17.6%
South East 1560 15.8% 6918 9.6%
South West 311 3.1% 5010 7.0%
West Midlands 1440 14.5% 3880 5.4%
East Midlands 581 5.9% 2051 2.8%
Yorkshire and the Humber 481 4.9% 859 1.2%
North East 129 1.3% 0 0.0%
England Total 9409 95.1% 70774 98.3%
Scotland 276 2.8% 815 1.1%
Northern Ireland 155 1.6% 240 0.3%
Wales 57 0.6% 172 0.2%
United Kingdom Total 9897 100% 72001 100%

Sector Group – Private sector only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
Transport & Storage 225 2.3% 25800 35.8%
Leisure & hospitality 301 3.0% 20402 28.3%
Retailing & Wholesaling 2681 27.1% 7350 10.2%
Aerospace & defence 50 0.5% 4330 6.0%
Energy, utilities, waste 552 5.6% 3600 5.0%
Engineering & Manufacturing 1277 12.9% 2941 4.1%
Food & Beverages 75 0.8% 2860 4.0%
Vehicles & Components 80 0.8% 2056 2.9%
Property & Construction 261 2.6% 1170 1.6%
Business services 3532 35.7% 1045 1.5%
Consumer goods & services 80 0.8% 317 0.4%
Media & publishing 20 0.2% 130 0.2%
IT & telecommunications 548 5.5% 0 0.0%
Chemicals, pharmac & biotech 156 1.6% 0 0.0%
Banks & financial services 49 0.5% 0 0.0%
Health & veterinary services 10 0.1% 0 0.0%
Electronics and electrical 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Total 9897 100% 72001 100%

A selection of organisations that experienced
job movements during
May 2020

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