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Job cuts at two major Hereford companies
Two of Hereford’s major employers – Amey and the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) - have announced job cuts.
Amey, the company running highways, parks and public rights of way issues on behalf of Herefordshire Council, is talking to staff about restructuring. It is understood that around 50 employees are being consulted and 15 posts could go.
Meanwhile , the RNC has confirmed that jobs will start to go this summer. The changes come about as the college looks to move large parts of its resources to the new Point4 centre off Venns Lane.
Principal Sheila Tallon this week confirmed there are currently 196 full-time equivalent members of staff at the college, compared to 110 students and redundancies will be made.
“We have currently got 90 young learners and 55 adult learners, but the number of young learners has dropped from last year,” said Sheila.
“We have to manage that and ensure that we are working within our budget.”