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The Dead Poole: Barclays Lay Off 1,100

by | 11th, May 2007

barclays.jpgDESPITE making enormous profits of £7 billion last year, Barclays, those kings of the bank charge, have decided to axe over 1000 job yesterday from their offices in Poole, Dorset.

Barclays House, a landmark building in Dorset, housed an IT support team but will now be closed as the banking giants transfer most of the work overseas.

1,100 jobs will seem like a drop in the ocean, however, if Dutch bank ABN Amro complete their £45 billion takeover of Barclays. If that deal goes ahead, up to 30,000 workers will face the chop.

Not surprisingly, union officials such as Unite’s Steve Pantak are less than pleased. Says he: “ They’re (the bank workers) in a state of shock. There have been rumours that the building was going to close, but at least Barclays is planning to open another site nearby.”

So that’s alright then. Expect a new cash machine in Poole very soon…

Posted: 11th, May 2007 | In: Money Comments (4) | TrackBack | Permalink