DSGi Jobwatch - PC World staff face redundancy, Currys.digital next?
Over the last month, management and staff at PC World have been nailed into a barrel and kicked down a hill. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Senior individuals have left DSGI, product support for customers - the TechGuys - has been decimated, and over the past month many in local management positions have gone through tests and interviews to determine their future at the company.
The worst kept secret of all - discussed on Bitterwallet staff by PC World staff since the beginning of the month - is that staff have now entered a 45 day consultation period, due to end on March 18th. It's expected that many will not work the full duration and be placed on gardening leave instead. We haven't been told how many staff are likely to be made redundant, though one employee has told Bitterwallet that several hundred will lose their jobs, but in staged intervals so as not to draw attention.
There are also rumours that part of DSGI's renewel and transformation plans include the closure of some of the 100 Currys.digital stores across the country, and that management and staff redundancies are also on the cards. Scary times, folks - good luck to you if you're employed at these stores.