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Seagate job losses

The President of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has expressed his sadness at the job losses at Seagate and extends his sympathy to all those who are affected.

President Gavin Killeen said:

“We understand the pressures that Seagate are operating under as a global business.  But that is no consolation for all those who have lost their jobs as a result of restructuring affected by changes in the global market place.  We offer our sincere sympathies to all those affected and call on the statutory agencies, Invest NI and the Northern Ireland Executive to do all they can to generate new employment and to ensure that our workforce has the right skills for the ever changing modern economy.

“The Chamber confirms once again its view of what is needed to create a more successful local economy that generates new jobs.  We must have the right skills base, which means that it is essential that we secure the substantial expansion of the Magee campus.  In addition, we need infrastructure improvements – particularly the urgent upgrades of the Derry to Belfast and Derry to Dublin roads.  We also urge Invest NI to do all it can to stress to potential investors the excellence of Derry’s digital connectivity.”