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Mid Suffolk District Council pledges to support staff affected by Bosch proposals for Stowmarket factory

Mid Suffolk District Council has pledged to support residents facing redundancy at Bosch’s Stowmarket factory, following the company’s announcement of a restructure.

Mid Suffolk is preparing to help those affected over the coming months after staff were told about the restructure yesterday.

The support will be tailored, however could include support days with partners from the private and public sectors.

Bosch Factory in Stowmarket may be facing job losses...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (11324247)
Bosch Factory in Stowmarket may be facing job losses...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (11324247)

Cllr Gerard Brewster, Mid Suffolk District Council cabinet member for economic growth, said: “It’s never a pleasant experience to lose a job and in light of the hard work and improvements in efficiency at Bosch over recent years I know this must be a real blow to the men and women who are at risk.

"We at Mid Suffolk will be there to help them over the coming months, not only in enabling them find the support they need but also in putting them in touch with other local businesses who could use their skills and experience.

“While the news that research and development will continue in Mid Suffolk does show our district remains an attractive place for businesses and innovation, that certainly won’t take the sting out of the news for Bosch’s current employees. They are part of a highly skilled and committed workforce and we’ll be working to make sure their skills won’t be lost and can be put to work in new roles as swiftly as possible.”

- Read our report about the proposed restructure and potential job losses here

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