Jobs in a vacuum

Posted on 9 Mar 2009 by The Manufacturer

Hoover, the 100-year old manufacturer of vacuum cleaners and laundry-related goods, has announced 337 job losses at its plant in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

The cuts leave just over 100 staff and no production at the 60 year old site. Hoover vice-president of human resources, David Lunt, said the company wants to keep some HQ and logistics operations there.

A statement from the company said after its 90-day consultation period, “there was no escaping the conclusion that our Merthyr Tydfil manufacturing facility could not produce competitively priced laundry products”.