Wetherspoons to cut 130 employees at its head office

Monday, August 10, 2020

Up to 130 jobs at JD Wetherspoon's headquarters could be cut, as the company ponders the impact of Covid's move on the pub and restaurant sector.

Chief executive John Hutson says no specific decisions have been made and insists he will listen to staff to avoid dismissal.

Between 110 and 130 positions at the company's 417 headquarters are due to disappear as the company steps back its expansion. This decision will affect all personnel working at Headquarters, except for those employed in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Pub employees are not affected by the changes, Wetherspoons said. Chief executive John Hutson said Wetherspoon will deal with staff who voluntarily quit, take early retirement or downsizing to reduce the number of staff forced to make redundancies.