Jersey security firm G4S considers redundancies

Up to 10 jobs are at risk of being cut at Jersey's largest security firm, G4S, after a drop in business.

Niall McClure, managing director, said he had written to workers in the systems and distributions departments warning them of potential job losses.

The company employs more than 500 people in the island.

In February, unemployment in Jersey reached 2,030, its highest level for decades, according to States statisticians.

Mr McClure said: "We've identified a downturn in a couple of areas of our activity and... we are conducting a review of our resource levels."

He said it was because "there are fewer buildings being constructed and fewer requirements for alarms to be installed, and fewer parcels being sent for delivery."

Mr McClure said there was a week-long consultation process under way and redundancies would be announced within the next five weeks.

He added the firm was doing all it could to avoid the job losses and he hoped to redeploy staff within the business.

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