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Fujitsu to cut 10% of workforce in UK

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Fujitsu, which operates a large managed print services division in Merseyside among its other UK businesses, is set to axe more than 10% of its employees nationwide.

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The company, which employs 14,000 people throughout the UK, launched a consultation on Tuesday 12 October on proposals to cut around 1,800 jobs from across its workforce as part of a “transformation programme that will enable it to better support customers in the era of digital transformation”.

In a statement the company said it planned to “streamline operations in order to remain competitive in the market”.

Cuts are expected to affect employees at its main UK sites including London, Manchester, Warrington, Wakefield, Stevenage, Crewe, Belfast and Derry, with the first jobs not set to go until 2017.

The firm’s UK subsidiary predominantly provides IT services for major corporations such as Marks & Spencer, HSBC and RBS, as well as some government departments.

As part of a sub-contracting agreement with Capgemini, it also provides millions of printed pages a year to HMRC, from its Birchwood, Warrington-based managed print services division with a headcount "in the hundreds."

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