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# Job Losses

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# shock closure
Siptu to raise millions paid out in dividends by Cartamundi's Ireland site in job losses talks
The company is to close its Waterford factory where 234 people are employed.
Last month
February 2023
# Economic Forecast
Worldwide tech job cuts having ‘no visible impact’ on Irish labour market
The European Commission has revised upwards its forecasts for economic growth this year in Ireland.
# tech lay offs
PayPal to cut around 2,000 jobs, 7% of its global workforce
PayPal employees around 2,000 people in Ireland and has operations here in Blanchardstown and Dundalk.
This year
# Job Losses
Tesco says its Ireland stores are unaffected by UK overhaul of 2,100 jobs
It announced that it will extend changes to store management roles, shut remaining counters and hot delis and shut a number of in-store pharmacies as part of the shake-up.
# Job Losses
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs after sleep device recall
The Amsterdam-based firm unveiled net losses of €1.605 billion last year, largely due to massive recall of faulty sleep respirators.
# Job Losses
Argos set to close all Irish outlets by June
The company employs around 580 people across 34 stores in Ireland.
# tech jobs
Amazon to cut more than 18,000 jobs globally
In September the company shipping items from a new fulfilment centre in Dublin which employs 500 people.
Last year
# redundancies
Varadkar: Around 140 redundancies so far at Twitter in Ireland
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced that they layoffs were confirmed with the Department of Enterprise.
# wayflyer
'Too much too soon': Irish tech 'unicorn' to cut workforce by 40%
The 200 jobs cuts will bring Wayflyer’s headcount back to where it was ten months ago.
# Job Losses
Tech firm Intercom to cut workforce by almost 13%, leaving 39 jobs in Ireland at risk
The New York Times is reporting that Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 people starting as soon as this week.
# Job Losses
Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses
Up to 400 people based here could lose their jobs as part of the global cuts.
# jobs in tech
Government to consult tech giants over Irish job losses, Taoiseach says
It comes as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar met with senior officials from the IDA today for briefings on the tech sector.
# Job Losses
Twitter layoffs before US midterms fuel misinformation concerns as Musk defends sackings
Twitter fired half of its 7,500-strong staff yesterday.
# Job Losses
Twitter begins cutting jobs, including in Ireland, in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover
Twitter employs more than 7,500 people around the world.
# Patreon
Patreon to close Dublin office, three years after opening
The closure of the Dublin and Berlin offices will result in 80 job losses.
# Job Losses
UK's Transport Secretary calls for P&O Ferries boss to quit
Grant Shapps said he should resign after his ‘brazen’ comments about ‘knowingly breaking the law’.
# Job Losses
Revoke licences of P&O Ferries, maritime union urges UK transport secretary
Nautilus International’s general secretary Mark Dickinson said the action taken by the firm was “deplorable”.
# Job Losses
Downing Street warns P&O Ferries it is ‘looking very closely’ at legality of sackings
Demonstrations are being held at ports today, with unions calling for a boycott of the company.
# Job Losses
P&O Ferries staff refuse to leave ships after company makes 800 workers redundant
In a statement, the company said that in its current state, “P&O Ferries is not a viable business.”
# security guards
Tesco security staff given extra week to decide between severance and moving to new company
Earlier this month almost 100 Tesco security workers were told their jobs could be lost by the end of February.
# Job Losses
'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month.
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month, Órla Ryan reports
Security guards said they were verbally abused and spat on during the pandemic and have now been made to feel "disposable"
"I've worked for this company since I was 16 years of age, I literally do not know anything else," one man told us
All time
# The Banks
Hundreds of jobs in Dublin to go as Deutsche Bank moves to cut its Irish workforce
Some 250 full-time roles will be relocated while a number of contractor jobs will be cut altogether.
# Job Losses
Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.
# retail woes
Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
All 80 stores will close their doors with immediate effect, the company said in a statement.
69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'
Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# labour shocks
Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.
# raheen
Rehab to make 37 workers with disabilities at Limerick facility redundant due to impact of Covid-19
The employees work at the Rehab Logistics facility in Raheen.
AIB to cut 1,500 jobs and merge branches in bid to save costs
The bank said it aims to achieve over 10% reduction in costs by 2023.
# Job Losses
Up to 700 manufacturing jobs to go in Antrim
A senior trade unionist suggested some of the roles at Caterpillar in the Antrim town of Larne may be outsourced to India.
# Job Losses
New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know
The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.
# The Banks
Ulster Bank plans to cut 266 jobs to reduce costs
The bank suffered a loss of €276 million in the first six months of the year.
# Pubs
At least 2,450 jobs lost in Dublin pub sector since March, publican reps say
The LVA has indicated there may also be further significant job losses ahead.
# high street blues
Marks & Spencer to cut 950 jobs in the UK — but its Irish stores are 'unaffected'
M&S was in the middle of a restructuring when the pandemic hit.
# forsa
Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions
Trade union Fórsa criticised the approach taken by Aer Lingus.
# Aviation
Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic
The airline said the Covid-19 pandemic is having a “catastrophic effect on the aviation industry”.
# Aviation
Bombardier reveals plans for 400 job losses at Belfast plant
The Canadian plane maker says Covid-19 has forced it to resize its business.
# Job Losses
Monsoon and Accessorize to close four Irish stores
In total, 35 stores will be permanently closed in the UK and Ireland, with 545 job losses.
# Job Losses
Airbnb plans to cut 35% of its Dublin workforce with around 190 jobs to go
Employees are being consulted as part of the redundancy process.
# Covid-19
UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000
Boris Johnson said the UK government will take an ‘interventionist’ approach to support the economy.
# Covid-19
Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off
Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.