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Sure jobs at risk as group "restructures"

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Wednesday 01 July 2020

Sure jobs at risk as group "restructures"


Sure is going through a "restructuring process" that will put six Guernsey jobs at risk of redundancy, after the firm's CEO said the telco's revenue had fallen "significantly" because of the corona virus.

Group CEO Ian Kelly made the announcement to all staff across the Sure Group, which is headquartered in the island.

“We have had to react to the economic impact of Covid-19 on our business and take the difficult decision to put 11 employees’, which is just over 3% of our workforce, roles at risk across the group, six of which are in Guernsey," he said.

"This is a step we have not taken lightly, and we are closely supporting these colleagues through this process.

Sure shop front High Street

Pictured: Sure now only has one store in Guernsey, in the High Street, having closed its shop at Envoy House. 

“As a result of Covid-19 our revenues have been significantly reduced and we have made operational changes to consider and implement a number of ways of reducing our expenses.

“Sure remains committed to Guernsey and this restructure will prepare us well for the expected challenges over the coming 12-18 months. Based on our current position, no further job losses are expected in 2020."

“I’d personally like to thank all of our employees who have worked so hard to keep the islands, and our communities, connected during the pandemic.” 

Sure’s restructure is reportedly a result of the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on Sure’s business.

The local telecoms company, which employs more than 180 people in Guernsey, said it is following "clear legal and human resources protocols to ensure all those affected have the support that they need."

Pictured top: Sure Group CEO Ian Kelly. 

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