More Asos jobs in peril as the online fashion retailer triggers a review


More Asos jobs in peril as the online fashion retailer triggers a review at its giant Watford customer care facility

Cuts: It is thought 100 jobs are at risk at Asos's Watford customer care facility

Cuts: It is thought 100 jobs are at risk at Asos’s Watford customer care facility

A jobs cull at online fashion retailer Asos has deepened after it emerged the company has triggered a review at its giant customer care facility in Watford.

The company had already placed 100 staff at its London headquarters under consultation.

It is thought a similar number could be affected at Watford, taking the total number of jobs under threat to around 200.

The review is believed to be near completion and its findings could be revealed in a trading statement due later this month.

In December the online giant unveiled a profit warning just days before Christmas, causing its share price to crash by 38 per cent.

Asos subsequently confirmed in a statement in April that profits in the six months to February had dropped 87 per cent to £4 million despite a 14 per cent rise in sales to £1.3 billion in the period.

Chief executive Nick Beighton said at the time the company was ‘capable of a lot more’.





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