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Department for Business response to AgustaWestland announcement on job losses

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Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The news of job losses at AgustaWestland will be upsetting for the individuals involved and the wider…

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Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

“The news of job losses at AgustaWestland will be upsetting for the individuals involved and the wider community in Yeovil.

“BIS is working with the company to help secure a long term future for the site by helping them to move in to civil helicopter work where there are strong opportunities for Growth. In July I announced £32 million of Government investment in AgustaWestland Yeovil to help introduce the civil AW169 aircraft and we hope that this will allow them to expand in the future.

“The JobCentre Plus Rapid Response Service is on hand to provide a range of support measures and BIS officials are in contact with the company to ensure that everything possible is done to help those affected. The Skills and Jobs Retention Group, chaired by Allan Cook, is also ready to help the small number of skilled engineers affected by today’s announcement.”

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Name BIS Press Office Job Title

Division COI Phone

Fax

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Email NDS.BIS@coi.gsi.gov.uk

Name Ashley Rogers. Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 5971 Fax

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Email ashley.rogers@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Published 7 October 2011