Up to 100 agency staff to lose jobs at Grantham’s Environcom

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Recycling company Environcom, one of Grantham’s biggest employers, is to shed up to 100 agency staff, the company confirmed today.

The decision will affect staff on short-term contracts who were recruited for “seasonal” work.

The company added that permanent staff are not affected.

When asked to confirm rumours of job losses of between 90 and 100 staff, Chief Executive of Environcom Sean Feeney said: “Environcom is one of Grantham’s largest employers and is committed to growing as a business and employing and training local people.

“Due to the seasonal nature of our business, we rely on agency staff at key times of the year, particularly post-Christmas when we need to process increased volumes of electrical items for re-use and recycling.

“These agency staff are employed on a short term contract and as such, many of those contracts are now coming to an end.

“This has no bearing on permanent Environcom employees, who are key to the growth of our business.

“Environcom expects to take on up to 100 agency staff again later in the year, to coincide with the busy Christmas/New Year period when people traditionally replace old electrical items which then need to be recycled.”