Last week AstraZeneca announced it would be axing up to two hundred jobs from their European Business Services Centre in Chorlton. This is a big blow, particularly as the economy's recovery still appears to be weak and as unemployment in the area remains at a high number.
The jobs that are to be lost are skilled accounting and finance positions and those affected will have to either apply for other posts or be redeployed elsewhere.
I have written to the CEO of AstraZeneca asking if there is anything that can be done to mitigate the job losses. While I understand that in these difficult times companies feel the need to restructure to cut costs, it is imperative that such highly skilled people are supported and their skills retained where possible.
The full article can be read on the Manchester Evening News Website here: