Dewhirst staff in Capel Hendre to be supported through job losses by Carmarthenshire Council
STAFF facing job losses at an Ammanford clothing warehouse will be offered support and help by Carmarthenshire Council.
The 114-strong workforce at the Dewhirst site in Capel Hendre site were told last month that they may be left out of work in October, after Marks and Spencer annouced it was looking to stop using the factory as a warehouse.
Dewhirst uses the Capel Hendre site as a warehouse unit to store and check products made oversees before being sent to shop floors.
But Carmarthenshire Council has announced that it is speaking with Dewhirst and is actively planning ways to help those affected.
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Officers are also looking at promoting the building to companies in a bid to keep the site as an employment premises.
At a meeting of full council this week members were told by chief executive Mark James and director of regeneration Dave Gilbert that actions were being taken to help.
Mr Gilbert said: "They are not intending to shed any labour until October which gives us a bit of time.
"What we intend to do is set up a task force to specifically work on this, and we are already engaging with the Welsh Government.
"We have been in touch with the Jobcentre and careers company, also Un Sir Gar will play a pivotal role in helping those who are looking for new employment or retraining."