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Costa Coffee, which has sites across Newark and Sherwood, announced up 1,650 jobs could be axed as it struggles to recover from coronavirus lockdown




Costa Coffee has announced up to 1,650 jobs could be axed as it struggles to recover after the coronavirus lockdown.

The company — which has sites in Newark and Sherwood — said it planned to cut the role of assistant store managers across its UK business.

Costa Coffee, Stodman Street, Newark. Credit: Google Maps (41862497)
Costa Coffee, Stodman Street, Newark. Credit: Google Maps (41862497)

Since May, 2,400 of its 2,700 sites have reopened.

In a statement, Costa Coffee said: "The ongoing impact of covid-19 remains challenging for Costa Coffee and has required the business to make difficult decisions to ensure that as many jobs as possible are protected long-term."

It added custom had been returning, helped by the government's VAT cut and the Eat Out scheme but that there remained "high levels of uncertainty as to when trade will recover to pre-covid levels".



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