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    330 jobs go at Ilford Imaging

    330 jobs go at Ilford Imaging

    Nearly half the staff at Ilford Imaging lost their jobs yesterday in a move aimed at stemming losses at the troubled photographic materials supplier. Receivers Grant Thornton said the 330 job cuts increased the chances of finding a buyer for the Cheshire-based firm. Redundancies were spread across all departments to trim the workforce to 400.

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    And I guess that they are only halfway there at that!
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    Sad news indeed, hopefully the workers were not surpirsed by this..I know we are waiting for 'something' to happen in our own office soon.

    Somtimes the waiting is worse than when it really happens.

    Let's have good thoughts for the 300 who lost there jobs and for the 400 that are left to do the work that 700 people use to do.
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    Terrible news for the staff at Ilford. I've only dealt with them personally a few times but on *every* occasion the crew went well out of their way to be as courteous and helpful as possible.

    If anyone there reads this forum please know that we're thinking of you and wish you all the very best.

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    Hopefully when(If) there is a buyout those human rersouces will be rehired. Ilford is # 1 in my book and I am hoping they come across some good luck.

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    Well, I've just bought a big pile of Ilford film anyway, which I went through during just 4 days on Dartmoor. My fingers are crossed!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Sad news, sorry to hear :-(.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB
    If anyone there reads this forum please know that we're thinking of you and wish you all the very best.
    I think this sums up how many of us feel. Lets hope Ilford will be back with good news soon and those people who have lost their jobs do get re-employed. If I had the money I'd invest in them without a second thought!

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    Well, it's sad news for the employees - I've been laid off in staff reductions too. But it may be good news for Ilford. I don't know any of thier financial data, but generally, being able to reduce costs in part by reducing staff when in an earnings downturn is good for the company in the long run. While all of you socialists (ha!) on this forum may not like it, our having Ilford around does depend on it being a profitable company.
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