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
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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