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High street job losses hit 100,000 during the pandemic
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High street job losses hit 100,000 during the pandemic

    Pressure is mounting on the Government to step in to save the retail sector after 7,000 redundancies at Marks & Spencer took the toll of high street jobs lost since the pandemic to more than 100,000. Pizza Express also announced 1,100 job losses tonight, with plans to permanently close 73 restaurants. And The Centre for Retail Research has warned that job losses across the sector could hit 235,704 this year, with more than 20,600 store closures. Centre director Prof Joshua Bamfield said: There are going to be a lot more job losses full stop, and many of them will be in the retail sector. Writing in the Mirror, Paddy Lillis, General Secretary of shopworkers’ union USDAW, said: Retail is an important feature of our towns and cities, it employs three million peop...