11 Jul Airo AV Reported Job loss pandemic: white‑collar staff face silent cull as f…
Thousands of white-collar workers are quietly losing their jobs as the pandemic wreaks havoc on companies up and down the country.
While news of retailers, restaurants and travel businesses laying off staff makes headlines a wave of professionals are finding themselves out of work behind the scenes.
The consultancy Accenture told its 11,000 UK employees this month that about 8% of jobs at all levels would be cut. Britain’s big four accounting firms — KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY — have all been cutting pay in an attempt to preserve jobs.
Michaela Horncastle, 31, from Newcastle upon Tyne, was told on March 17 that she would be losing her job in education recruitment. Just 24 hours earlier, her husband Richie, who also worked in recruitment,