E.ON exodus under way

MORE than 60 people have left E.ON in little over a month as the firm winds up its Ipswich operation, it emerged today.A total of 339 staff based at the utilities giant's Ipswich offices are facing redundancy after the firmAnnounced last October it is pulling the plug on its operations in the town.

MORE than 60 people have left E.ON in little over a month as the firm winds up its Ipswich operation, it emerged today.

A total of 339 staff based at the utilities giant's Ipswich offices are facing redundancy after the firm

Announced last October it is pulling the plug on its operations in the town.

The site will eventually be vacated by the end of June.


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A spokesman for E.ON said since roles began ending in January, around 60 staff have left the firm.

The spokesman said: “Over 30 colleagues have now left with redundancy on their leaving date.

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“All but a few secured new jobs before leaving or chose not to look for another job.

“Around 30 colleagues have resigned in advance of their leaving date having secured alternative employment.

“A small number of colleagues have obtained roles elsewhere within E.ON, with the counselling process continuing to include this option for remaining colleagues.

“Support and counselling has been put in place three months ahead of leaving dates to ensure that as many colleagues as possible who are not redeploying within E.ON leave with alternative employment and redundancy.”

The spokesman added that E.ON is working to support colleagues on opportunities available externally ahead of leaving dates.

The first of three planned recruitment fairs was held on site recently with 13 local companies attending.

Last week agents handling the sale of the multi-million pound E.ON site close to the A14 reported an “extraordinary” response from potential buyers, bringing hopes of an employment boost.

Are you an E.ON employee facing redundancy? How do you feel you have been treated? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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