Shock as 66 jobs go at credit card giant MBNA
Published 17/08/2010 | 05:00
EMPLOYEES at one of Co Leitrim's largest companies are bracing themselves today for job-loss details -- after learning that 66 workers will be made redundant.
Credit card giant MBNA last night confirmed that 66 jobs are to go at its facility at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.
The company -- owned by the Bank of America -- last month announced that a restructuring of its Irish operations was imminent. MBNA employs about 1,000 workers in its credit-card division and is the largest employer in the region.
Workers will be informed today of the mandatory redundancies which the company says are absolutely necessary.
But local Fianna Fail councillor Sean McGowan said the news will come as a "blow".
Bank of America employs about 1,700 workers in Ireland, with approximately 1,000 employed in the MBNA credit card service division.