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Women will bear brunt of redundancies due to Covid in Northern Ireland's hospitality and retail sectors, warn business bosses


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An almost deserted Royal Avenue in Belfast, as Covid takes its toll on the retail sector

An almost deserted Royal Avenue in Belfast, as Covid takes its toll on the retail sector

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Roseann Kelly of Women in Business

Roseann Kelly of Women in Business

An almost deserted Royal Avenue in Belfast, as Covid takes its toll on the retail sector

The bulk of job losses during the Covid-19 pandemic will be female roles, a business chief has said ahead of the release of new unemployment figures today.

Roseann Kelly, chief executive of Women in Business, said she anticipates "a tsunami of redundancies, namely in the retail and hospitality sectors where women traditionally tend to be".

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Roseann Kelly of Women in Business

Roseann Kelly of Women in Business

Roseann Kelly of Women in Business