Homebase store jobs under threat

Homebase in Spalding.
Homebase in Spalding.
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Staff at Homebase in Spalding will have to wait until next year to find out if they still have jobs in the town – or they will be offered alternatives elsewhere.

Homebase is closing a quarter of its 323 branches in the next three years, blaming a generation that has fallen out of love with DIY.

A spokesman told the Spalding Guardian that once the stores that are closing are identified, staff will be the first to be informed. “Where possible we will redeploy colleagues to other stores within the group, or encourage retailers buying our leases to offer roles within their businesses locally. These changes are necessary to make Homebase a stronger business for the future.”