In the last few weeks BAE SYSTEMS announced between 150 and 450 management job losses at their Warton plant. Lancashire County Council announced 150 management job losses.
BAE said they hope to re-deploy some people to other parts of the business and both organisations will be looking for volunteers.
Both organisations have reduced headcount in the last few years. It’s often difficult to establish how many people have left an organisation as out-sourcing may reduce the numbers directly employed. Sometimes the jobs remain but the staff change employer . Also many organisations have natural wastage and people under threat are allowed to take other roles.
It can be a traumatic time, although a redundancy package at the right stage of life can be a very good thing for some. Some job shuffling to allow this to happen is the decent way to go about it.