Saturday 21 September 2019

Up to 100 staff to lose jobs at Viking Direct

Around 100 people are being made redundant at office supplies company Viking Direct Ireland, with around 20 people remaining at the Irish operation. Stock image
Around 100 people are being made redundant at office supplies company Viking Direct Ireland, with around 20 people remaining at the Irish operation. Stock image
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

Around 100 people are being made redundant at office supplies company Viking Direct Ireland, with around 20 people remaining at the Irish operation.

Viking's parent Office Depot Europe - sold by Florida based Office Depot Inc to investment firm Aurelius earlier this year - said it was consolidating warehousing operations in Ireland and the UK in order to "create a solid foundation for the future".

"This is part of the company's strategy to improve efficiency and optimise costs, while providing customers with quality products, great prices and world-class service," an Office Depot spokesman told the Sunday Independent.

The company would not say what effect the move would have, if any, on its fulfilment of Irish contracts.

It's understood to have won business from the State.

A small number of staff will remain at the company's operation here which will now be serviced in large part from the UK, it's understood.

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