Almost 300 jobs go at Comet
The electrical retail world is continuing to squeeze the pips out of itself. The ongoing troubles at PC World and Currys won’t be news to anyone who is a regular at Bitterwallet, and now Comet have got on board the redundancy train and are hurtling down the tracks with 280 passengers heading towards Dumpsville.
Putting that railway nonsense firmly in the sidings, what we’re trying to say is that almost 300 jobs are to go at Comet. 96 of the jobs will go as four of the firm’s service centres (almost a quarter of the 18 in total) close over the next two months, with a further 184 head office roles to be chopped following a month-long consultancy period.
Comet MD Hugh Harvey has told staff in an email that the company 'do not anticipate having to make any more large scale changes to our business unless the market declines further.' Which, to be honest, it almost certainly will.
With Best Buy readying to enter the UK market later this next year, it seems that there’s a lot more blood to be shed in the electrical sector before this recession is over. If you’re a Comet staff member, let us know what the mood is among you and your colleagues right now, and if you’ve got any inside info, mail us at [email protected]