Nearly 50 retail jobs go in Jersey

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Nearly 50 retail jobs go in Jersey

Post by GD on Thu 07 Feb 2013, 6:43 pm

Last-ditch efforts to save a Jersey clothing chain are underway tonight as 47 islanders look for new jobs.

Yesterday evening staff working for the Collections Group were told they were out of work as the company went into liquidation.

Today their shops including Axle, SDS and Quicksilver were all closed and tonight ITV News has learnt two thirds of the workers let go, were owed at least a months wages.

It's the latest bad news for the Channel Islands' faltering high streets.

One retail expert says it's time shopkeepers embraced the internet, and took a fresh look at how to attract customers.

And Richard Clews from Collections Group believes he will reinstate some of the posts.

In a last ditch attempt to save jobs lawyers put a rescue package to the Royal Court.

It would mean new management taking over the company. It's not clear how successful they'll be or how many jobs might be saved.

In the meantime, The Collections Group are praising Social Security for supporting staff in these daunting times.

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