Barclays has announced a major staff shake-up affecting more than 1,000 workers including the closure of a site in Leeds. The bank is also set to put a further 340 staff on notice for job cuts or relocation across the country, pushing the total jobs affected to 1,140.
Most of the job cuts at the Leeds processing center are expected to have an impact on technology, operations teams, and some customer service staff.
All staff whose jobs are moving have been given the chance to keep their positions, and financial support to help them relocate, Barclays said.
A Barclays spokesman said: “In order to drive collaboration, Barclays is moving teams closer together at our UK sites in Glasgow, Greater Manchester and Northampton; where we are investing in new campuses and office space.
“This will enable us to innovate at pace for the customers and clients we serve. We will do everything we can to support colleagues impacted by the changes announced today.”
“The sheer scale of the job cuts announced today by Barclays is alarming,” said Dominic Hook, Unite union national officer.
“The union is working with Barclays to put into place every possible remedy to support the staff in finding suitable alternative employment and offering advice and support to assist colleagues, including redeployment wherever possible.”