Eason to cut jobs

Irish book store Eason plans to cut 150 jobs.

On the back of a drop in revenue after stores closed because of the coronavirus, the company says it needs to reduce its costs by 30 per cent.

It says the lay offs will focus on employees with less a year's service, while the retailer has also written to landlords looking for substancial rent reductions over the next 12 months.

A number of Eason franchise stores reopened on May 18th, while company-owned outlets are to begin reopening from June 10th.

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