Dixons Carphone plans to cut 800 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure

Dixons Carphone is the latest huge firm to announce hundreds of job losses.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 1:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 1:58 pm

The company, which sells mobile phones, tablets and white household goods, said that it had started consultations with the affected employees.

It has 24,000 employees in the UK.

Also: Hays Travel owners 'devastated' as they are forced to axe almost 900 jobsThe parent company of Currys PC World said the changes would see it remove assistant manager, team leader and retail manager roles, while introducing new sales manager, customer experience manager and operational excellence manager positions in stores.

Dixons Carphone is the latest huge firm to annouce hundreds of job losses.

The company has already started to consult with the affected staff.

The news comes just months after it permanently shut down all 531 of its standalone Carphone Warehouse stores, which saw almost 3,000 people made redundant.

Also: More than 1,000 jobs at risk as Pizza Express looks to close 67 restaurantsDixons Carphone chief operating officer Mark Allsop said: "We remain committed to our stores as part of an omnichannel future, where we offer the best of online and stores to our customers,” Dixons Carphone chief operating officer Mark Allsop said.

“This proposal will ensure in-store roles are focused on giving a seamless customer experience and exceptional service across all our customer channels, whether online or in-store.

“Sadly, this proposal means we have now entered into consultation with some of our store colleagues.

“This was not an easy decision and we’ll do everything possible to look after those colleagues we can’t find new roles for, financially and otherwise."