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德本汉姆公司(Debenhams)与房东重新达成协议,但数百个工作岗位将消失

2020-5-29 12:41

 

德本汉姆公司表示,他们已经与房东达成协议,允许公司在6月份重新开业,但也承认,由于与管理部门的冲突,一些工作岗位将会流失。


该百货公司在英国的142家网站目前都已关闭,而且它只在冠状病毒封锁期间进行网上交易。


但该公司发言人告诉天空新闻,随着政府放宽限制,“绝大多数”商店将在6月15日重新开业。


他们表示:“德本汉姆百货公司从6月15日起重开其绝大多数门店的准备工作正在顺利进行,此前该公司已成功完成了120家门店的租赁谈判。”


“在零售业正经历深刻变革的背景下,管理团队正致力于集团的未来发展,以谋求从持续经营的行政管理中脱身。”


“有了更精简、更灵活的运营模式,德本汉姆将有能力适应未来交易环境可能发生的根本变化。”


英国的德本汉姆百货商店预计将率先开业,苏格兰、威尔士和北爱尔兰也将紧随其后。


据了解,该公司总部将失去数百个工作岗位。在关闭工厂之前,该公司总部雇佣了大约3000名员工。


路透周四率先报导裁员消息,称根据政府的工作保留计划,所有被裁员的员工目前都处于休假状态。


一些基于商店的工作也可能被砍掉,因为商店最初将开放更短的时间和更少的服务。


上月,拥有约2万名员工的德本汉姆百货公司(Debenhams)一年内第二次正式进入破产管理程序,并宣布旗下拥有11家店铺的爱尔兰业务将永久停止营业。


在冠状病毒危机导致商店关门之际,新一届政府的目的是保护企业不受债权人的影响。


该公司首席执行官Stefaan Vansteenkiste当时表示,公司的目标是“在政府解除限制后,恢复我们商店的交易”。

 

Debenhams says it has negotiated a deal with landlords allowing it to reopen most stores in June but admits some jobs will be lost as it grapples with administration.

 

The department store's 142 UK sites are currently closed and it has been only trading online during the coronavirus lockdown.

But a spokesperson for the business told Sky News that the "vast majority" of these stores will reopen on 15 June, as government restrictions are eased.

 

They said: "Debenhams' preparations to reopen the vast majority of its stores from 15 June are well under way following the successful conclusion of lease negotiations on 120 stores.

 

"In the context of a retail industry undergoing profound change, the management team is working on the future shape of the group, with a view to seeking an exit from administration as a going concern.

"With a leaner and more flexible operating model, Debenhams will have the ability to adapt to what are likely to be fundamental shifts in the future trading environment."

Debenhams stores in England are expected to open first, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland following soon afterwards.

 

It is understood that hundreds of jobs will be lost from its head office, which employed around 3,000 people before the closures.

 

Reuters, which first reported the job losses on Thursday, said all staff made redundant are currently furloughed under the government's jobs retention scheme.

 

Some jobs based in store could also be axed, as the shops will initially open for shorter hours and with fewer services.

 

Last month Debenhams, which employs around 20,000 people, formally entered into administration for the second time in a year and announced that its Irish business, with 11 stores, would permanently cease trading.

 

The latest administration was designed to protect the business from creditors at a time when stores were shuttered because of the coronavirus crisis.

 

Chief executive Stefaan Vansteenkiste said at the time that it aimed to be "in a position to resume trading from our stores when government restrictions are lifted".

 

原作者: Sharon Marris 来自: sky