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20 Northern Ireland jobs under threat as UK retailer axes Abbeycentre stores

Published 15/04/2015

Abbey Centre shopping mall Photo-Matt Mackey/
Abbey Centre shopping mall Photo-Matt Mackey/

A leading UK retailer has confirmed it will close its Burton and Dorothy Perkins in the Abbeycentre shopping mall next month.

The Newtownabbey Times has reported that its thought around 20 full and part-time jobs are under threat as a result of the move.

Meanwhile some staff have already been redeployed to other Arcadia Group stores, others fear they could find themselves out of work within weeks.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed that both stores will close on May 16.

She said that staff are aware of the closure but declined to comment further.

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