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Business Secretary responds to news of job losses at BAE Systems

Responding to the news that BAE Systems will be making redundancies in the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “This news from BAE Systems…

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Responding to the news that BAE Systems will be making redundancies in the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

“This news from BAE Systems will be a serious knock to the individuals and communities affected. My officials and the BIS local teams are already in touch with the company, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships to make sure that everything possible is done to help those affected at Brough, Warton, Samlesbury and other sites.

“Last year I set up the Skills and Jobs Retention Group, chaired by Allan Cook, to help skilled workers find new jobs in UK manufacturing. The Group will ensure that the shortage of engineers in UK manufacturing is not exacerbated by the loss of talented people from companies like BAE Systems.

“The Group has set up a new national web based system to make it easier for companies to recruit skilled workers who have been made redundant and the JobCentre Plus Rapid Response Service is also on hand to provide a range of support measures.”

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Name Nick Evans Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 3496 Fax

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Published 27 September 2011