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NECC: BAE Workers will be Much Sought After

 

Reacting to news that BAE Systems is to cut over 400 jobs in the North East, North East Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, said:

Reacting to news that BAE Systems is to cut over 400 jobs in the North East, North East Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, said:

"The North East has produced some of the finest armoured vehicles of any manufacturer across the world and it is incredibly disappointing that this proud history looks like it could end next year with the proposed closure of the BAE plant in Newcastle.

"Our sympathies lie with the highly-skilled workforce of both the Newcastle and Washington plants impacted by the announcement, but their knowledge and experience will be much sought after by the robust engineering and manufacturing sector across the North East.

"NECC is ready to work with the organisation and our partners in both the public and private sectors to offer all the support we can and help these people find alternative employment."