John Lewis axes jobs amid name rebranding
Department store chain John Lewis is cutting 300 jobs as part of a back office shake-up, it emerged yesterday.
The job losses come as the retailer changes its name to “John Lewis & Partners” in an effort to underline the point that it is owned by its employees.
A number of IT, finance and store security jobs form the firm’s 50 department stores face being axed, according to reports in the Guardian last night.
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In a statement a spokesperson fort John Lewis said: "We are currently speaking to a small group of branch Partners about proposals within our back-of-house operations to ensure a more efficient way of working and modernise our processes so that our business is set up for the future.
"As part of these proposals we are also creating a number of new roles and providing better access to training and development. We will be doing everything we can to support those partners impacted by actively helping them to look for other roles across the Partnership".