Jobs at risk at Annesley firm

Prolog, at Sherwood Business Par, Annesley.
Prolog, at Sherwood Business Par, Annesley.

ASHFIELD’S economy has been dealt a blow after an Annesley-based company announced that is consulting with staff about job losses.

Outsourced services provider Prolog, which is located on Sherwood Business Park, has begun a 30-day consultation with warehouse management staff as it looks to restructure the department’s management and supervision.

The company is remaining tight-lipped as to how many jobs are under threat, but it is feared it could be in the region of up to 80 or 100.

Guy Smith, Prolog’s joint managing director, said: “We are in the process of a 30-day consultation period with those in the warehouse management team as we look to restructure the management and supervision of this department.

“The purpose of the restructure is to ensure Prolog continues to be highly flexible, ensuring the long term stability of the organisation. We plan to keep any compulsory job losses to a minimum.”

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero said she was ‘extremely concerned’ to hear about the possible job losses at what is one of the district’s major firms.

“It is obviously going to be a devastating blow to the area - but it is of course the people who work there who are clearly going to be hit the hardest,” she said.

“I know lots of my constituents will work there and I want to ensure that workers are receiving the best assistance possible. If you’ve been affected and would like support please do get in touch with my office and I’ll do all I can to help.”

Prolog has six major purpose-built storage and production units on Sherwood Business Park, including a fully integrated contact centre.