Pret A Manger to cut 3,000 jobs in bid to save business
Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has announced plans to cut a third of its workforce in a bid to save the business.
The firm is set to slash 3,000 jobs, primarily store-based roles but also 90 jobs at its support centre.
The news comes after it announced earlier this year that it would permanently close 30 of its stores across the country.
It is the latest firm to make cuts following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief executive officer Pano Christou commented: “Although we’re now starting to see a steady but slow recovery, the pandemic has taken away almost a decade of growth at Pret.
“We’ve managed to protect many jobs by making changes to the way we run our shops and the hours we ask team members to work.
“I’m hopeful we’ll be able to review all these changes now that trade is improving again.”
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