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U.K. manufacturers warn of ‘jobs bloodbath’ without further government support

July 20, 2020

The U.K. manufacturing industry has warned of a “jobs bloodbath” unless the government extends its job retention program by six months, to avoid highly skilled job losses in the sector on a scale “not seen since the 1980s.”

Trade body Make U.K. made the urgent plea after a survey of 170 firms showed that the number of companies planning to make workers in automotive, aerospace and other strategic industries redundant in the second half of the year has risen to 53%.

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