1,000 jobs set to go at John Lewis and Waitrose
Staff have been told by the John Lewis Partnership that it is proposing around 1,000 redundancies across its department stores and Waitrose supermarkets.
The company said the shake-up will take place as part of a simplification of store management.
It comes after a raft of recent job cuts, which included the closure of eight John Lewis stores earlier this year.
Across the UK, the company operates 331 Waitrose supermarkets and 34 John Lewis stores, including the Cambridge site in the Grand Arcade.
JLP added that it will support employees who wish to stay in the business in finding new roles and will seek to minimise compulsory redundancies through voluntary redundancy and severance options.
A John Lewis Partnership spokesperson said: “We have announced to our partners our intention to simplify our management structures in Waitrose and John Lewis stores, which will allow us to reinvest in what matters most to our customers.”