Jobs saved at Yeovil BAE Systems site

The defence contractor BAE Systems said it had avoided cutting 106 jobs at its Yeovil site with staff redeployment and by winning new contracts.

Last September, the firm announced cuts of 132 jobs although the cuts had not yet been carried out.

BAE Systems's newest contract is with the Ministry of Defence and is worth £80m over four years.

It will involve researching the human side of the military, such as health and well-being and human behaviour.

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