C&A helps staff find new jobs after it closes down

first_imgA training initiative at C&A that was intended toimprove the employability of staff after the company closes its UK operationhas resulted in a turnaround in profitability.Every one of C&A’s 5,000 employees in the UK hasreceived two hours of intensive job-search training on interview techniques andCV writing.The company has also set up a special department and anexclusive web site to find new jobs for its employees after its UK operationwinds down on Saturday. The web site will run for the next two years, allowingformer employees to stay in touch with one another and will provide a hyperlinkto an on-line jobs service that brings employers and recruitment firms incontact with jobseekers.  HR director Suzanne Chevous told Personnel Today that 70 percent of the firm’s 5,000 UK employees have already found new jobs.She said, “In total, we provided around 33,000 hours oftraining for the whole staff. “Many of these people have only ever worked at C&A,because we have a very low staff turnover.”In 1998 the company reported it was £60m in the red – but asa result of the training initiative and revised performance-related bonusscheme, Chevous said C&A will close after returning profits of £4m for thelast year.In August C&A opted to close its UK operation after itmade £250m losses over a five-year period.By Richard Staineswww.c-and-a.com   Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. C&A helps staff find new jobs after it closes downOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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