August 11, 2020 1.13 pm This story is over 45 months old

Debenhams slashing jobs across all stores

Business hasn’t picked up much since reopening

By Local Democracy Reporter

Debenhams is set to cut 2,500 more jobs after slow trading post-lockdown.

Lincoln’s Debenhams branch was amongst the first to reopen after lockdown restrictions were first lifted on June 15, but business has been slow across its 124 stores.

The number of shop assistants will be reduced, and roles such as sales manager and selling support manager will be axed, according to The Guardian.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Debenhams said: “The trading environment is clearly a long way from returning to normal and we have to ensure our store costs are aligned with realistic expectations.”

This latest batch of redundancies comes after the company went into administration for the second time in a year, back in April.