Jobs to be cut at insurance firm

JOBS are to be cut from insurance giant Willis' Ipswich workforce, it can be revealed today.The company today said it was looking to cut more than 20 positions from its information systems department.

JOBS are to be cut from insurance giant Willis' Ipswich workforce, it can be revealed today.

The company today said it was looking to cut more than 20 positions from its information systems department.

The job losses were put down to a change in Willis' needs, which have resulted in a restructuring throughout the organisation.

A Willis spokeswoman told The Evening Star: "I can confirm that we have advised our associates that we are starting a consultation process that may result in more than twenty redundancies.


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"As our business changes, the mix of skills and expertise that we now need are different from those that we required two years ago.

"We have reviewed the whole organization to determine where we need a different profile of role, capability and capacity."

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In October last year Willis announced it was in the process adding 40 new staff for its Global Operations activities in Ipswich to its workforce of 1,300, and pledged it was in a strong position to grow in the town.

Ipswich is one of three Global Operations divisions for the company, alongside Mumbai in India and Nashville in the US.

The Willis spokeswoman said there may be an opportunity to relocate some of the workers facing redundancy to other parts of the company.

"We value our associates' contributions and are working with those whose positions may become redundant to find employment either elsewhere in the group or in the local community," she said.

N Are you one of the Willis employees facing redundancy? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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