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
01/10/20 The Moot Group 20 30 IT & telecommunications Revenue Expected to Reach £50 million By 2022 – Creating 50 Jobs – International Expansion Planned
01/10/20 Halfords 937.5 8,761 Retailing & wholesaling Creating Hundreds of technical Jobs – Growth in autocentre division
02/10/20 PFF Packaging Group 34 215 Engineering & manufacturing Secured PPE Contract – Invested £1m in Product Line – Created 100 Jobs
02/10/20 Stadco 171 768 Vehicles & components 129 Jobs at Risk – Plans to Close Factory in Wales
05/10/20 Ideagen 46.67 451 IT & telecommunications Creating 150 Jobs In Nottingham – Follows Increased Demand & Acquisitions
05/10/20 Cineworld 156 5500 Leisure & hospitality Closing 127 Venues In UK – Temporary Measures – 5,500 Jobs At Risk
06/10/20 Victrex PLC 294 973 Engineering & manufacturing Making 100 Job Cuts – Cutting £9m in costs to boost profit
06/10/20 Dickies Workwear UK 96.11 333 Retailing & wholesaling 280 Jobs at Risk – US Owner plans to discontinue European arm – Restructuring
07/10/20 Dishoom 44.98 853 Leisure & hospitality Creating 100 Jobs – Preparing to re-open
07/10/20 Manchester Airport Group 459 3,109 Transport & storage Plan to Cut 892 Jobs across three sites – Travel downturn due to Pandemic
08/10/20 TGC (2015) Ltd 9.18 160 Leisure & hospitality New Site in Leeds Planned – £14 million Investment – 250 Jobs Expected
08/10/20 Bidfood 2500 4695 Food & beverages Made 500 Redundancies – Closed five depots – Impacted by Pandemic
09/10/20 Tim Hortons 10.3 516 Leisure & hospitality Major Expansion Planned Across UK – 2,000 Jobs Expected – Sales Down 30% Amid Covid19, But Recovery Expected
09/10/20 CooperVision 282.66 2500 Chemicals, pharmac & biotech Making 200 redundancies – Advanced manufacturing processes
12/10/20 Hodgson Sayers 12.61 111 Property & construction Creating 50 Jobs – Increasing demand following lockdown downturn
12/10/20 ICTS Security 99 3100 Business services Plans to make 118 Redundancies – Roles to be affected in Aberdeen and Glasgow – 40% of Workfroce at risk
13/10/20 PwC 3650 24,207 Banks & financial services Midlands Team Expanded – 275 Hires Made – Business Growth
13/10/20 ExxonMobil 7830 2,300 Energy, utilities, waste Cutting 400 UK Jobs – Downsizing Operations in Hampshire – Part of Global Review
14/10/20 Opencast Software 66 IT & telecommunications Headcount Increased By 50% – 180 Further Jobs Expected – Follows Series of New Contract Wins
14/10/20 Leeds City Council 1,001 Local government 600 Jobs at Risk of Redundancy – Cutting £119m in Costs – Impacted by Pandemic
15/10/20 TransPennine Express 268.62 1,175 Transport & storage Investing £1.7m in Cleaning Services – Creating 60 Jobs – Increased demand due to Pandemic
15/10/20 Marston’s 1200 14,000 Leisure & hospitality Plans to Make 2150 Redundancies – Impacted by Coronavirus Trading Restrictions
16/10/20 Gateley Plc 95.5 854 Business services Launching in Northern Ireland – 73 Jobs Created – Global Expansion
16/10/20 Britten Pears Arts 10.83 142 Leisure & hospitality 15 Jobs at risk of redundancy – Secured £950K Investment – Restructuring
19/10/20 Capgemini 1,550 8,353 Business services Secured New Contracts – Potential to Create 250 Jobs
19/10/20 Pret A Manger 710 9,392 Leisure & hospitality Closing Six Stores – Making 400 further Redundancies – Impacted by Pandemic
20/10/20 Wren Kitchens 613 4716 Retailing & wholesaling New Manufacturing Site in Scunthorpe Planned – 300 Jobs Expected – Business Expansion
20/10/20 Abokado 13 235 Food & beverages Entered Administration – 150 Jobs Lost – Impacted by Pandemic
21/10/20 James and James Fulfilment 16 100 Transport & storage Creating 140 Jobs – Increasing Demand due to Seasonal Period – Following Business Growth
21/10/20 Brakes 4280 14,695 Food & beverages Made 500 Redundancies – Closed two depots and two call centres – Cutting Costs
22/10/20 Lockheed Martin 240 2000 Aerospace & defence Transferring Satellite Launch Operations to Shetland – 605 Jobs Expected
22/10/20 St Austell Brewery 179.65 1519 Leisure & hospitality Making 100 Redundancies to furloughed staff – Cutting Costs – Impacted by Pandemic
23/10/20 Global Energy Group 151 508 Energy, utilities, waste Constructing Offshore Wind Facility in Highlands – 150 Jobs Expected – £100 million Investment
23/10/20 Oscar Mayer 320 3665 Food & beverages Closing 3 Somerset Sites – 860 Jobs at Risk – Relocating Work to Other Parts Of UK
26/10/20 Halfords Autocentres 176.44 2,290 Vehicles & components Creating 250 Jobs – Increased demand for MOT services
27/10/20 HSBC 74,370 247,065 Banks & Financial Services Cutting 300 Jobs – Restructuring Commercial Banking Unit – Cost Synergies Sought
28/10/20 Dragon Recycling Solutions 10 Energy, utilities, waste £680,000 Bank Funding Secured – New 43,000 Sq Ft Premises Acquired – 71 Jobs Expected – Plan to Double Size of Business
28/10/20 Shoe Zone 161 3,508 Retailing & Wholesaling Planning to Close 90 Stores – 600 Jobs at Risk – Revenue Down 20% – £12 million Loss Expected
29/10/20 NU Living 102 133 Property & construction New Factory Planned in Essex – 116,841 Sq Ft – 120 Jobs Expected
29/10/20 Sodexo 1,280 36,548 Business services Cutting 2,083 Jobs – 25% Drop in Revenue Expected – Business Impacted by Covid19

Region – Private sector  only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
London 8767 20.9% 17485 32.2%
West Midlands 2284 5.4% 3479 6.4%
South East 8987 21.4% 2624 4.8%
North West 725 1.7% 1707 3.1%
East of England 12370 29.5% 829 1.5%
South West 79 0.2% 799 1.5%
East Midlands 2262 5.4% 768 1.4%
Yorkshire and the Humber 706 1.7% 512 0.9%
North East 936 2.2% 15 0.0%
England Total 37116 88.5% 28218 52%
Scotland 4291 10.2% 24533 45.2%
Wales 381 0.9% 1203 2.2%
Northern Ireland 128 0.3% 305 0.6%
United Kingdom Total 41916 100% 54259 100%

Sector Group – Private sector only

Job gains

Gain %

Job losses

Loss %
Retailing & Wholesaling 13673 32.6% 25400 46.8%
Leisure & hospitality 12908 20.8% 11867 21.9%
Aerospace & defence 1663 4.0% 7442 13.7%
Business services 1242 3.0% 2451 4.5%
Food & Beverages 698 1.7% 2015 3.7%
Transport & Storage 1785 4.3% 1282 2.4%
Property & Construction 954 2.3% 1280 2.4%
Banks & financial services 426 1.0% 1052 1.9%
Energy, utilities, waste 4164 9.9% 400 0.7%
Engineering & Manufacturing 812 1.9% 345 0.6%
Vehicles & Components 697 1.7% 329 0.6%
Chemicals, pharmac & biotech 338 0.8% 200 0.4%
Electronics and electrical 0 0.0% 119 0.2%
IT & telecommunications 2291 5.5% 77 0.1%
Consumer goods & services 147 0.4% 0 0.0%
Health & veterinary services 100 0.2% 0 0.0%
Media & publishing 18 0.2% 0 0.0%
Total 41916 100% 54259 100%

A selection of organisations that experienced job movements during October 2020

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