More Asos jobs at risk after Watford inspection

Asos jobs
// Further Asos jobs at risk at its Watford customer care facility
// 100 staff at risk of becoming redundant as Asos launched a consultation earlier this month
// Many of those likely to be affected work in the marketing department

Asos has revealed that more jobs are at risk following a rigorous review of its customer care facility in Watford.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that around 100 staff were at risk of becoming redundant as Asos launched a consultation with them – many of whom are employed in the marketing department.

Consequently, its Watford operation could face a similar risk.

The review is almost finalised, and findings could be revealed in Asos’ next trading update, which will be published later this month, The Mail on Sunday reports.

The news follows Asos’ profit warning in December, when its share price plunged 38 per cent.

Moreover, in April the online retailer revealed that pre-tax profits crashed 87 per cent to £4 million in the six months to February 28, despite its sales climbing 14 per cent to £1.3 billion.

Asos said it experienced “significant disruption and transition costs” associated with a “major capex programme”, according to chief executive Nick Beighton.

Meanwhile, the retailer’s new Atlanta warehouse failed to stay on top of high demand from US shoppers.

However, Asos said it was “confident of an improved performance in the second half”.

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