Reuters has reported that Debenhams has cut hundreds of head office jobs in a bid to streamline its administrative functions as it looks to reopen in line with Government guidelines. The move, Reuters says, will support a smaller business in the future. The initial report was apparently informed by two people with knowledge of the situation.
One of the sources told Reuters about 160 jobs had gone from Debenhams’ merchandising department and a similar number from buying. Jobs in design and human resources are also believed to have been cut.
Debenhams fell into administration last month for the second time in a year.
This report comes just weeks after Debenhams announced the permanent closure of five more stores, all located in shopping centres owned by Hammerson's.