Comet: 53 jobs axed at Hull business centre and 330 nationwide, Deloitte confirms
More than 50 redundancies have been announced today at Comet in Hull.
Administrators Deloitte said 53 workers were being axed at the retail chain's Hull business centre in George Street.
About 330 jobs are to go nationwide.
Comet was founded in Hull in 1933.
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The job losses affect the company's head office and support functions.
So far, there have been no redundancies at Comet stores or distribution centres.
Stores continue to trade as normal.
The announcement was made to staff this afternoon.
Neville Kahn, joint administrator, said: "All 236 Comet stores continue to trade as normal, and staff will continue to be paid for the work they do while Comet is trading in administration.
"We remain extremely grateful to the staff and management for their continued loyalty and support at what is clearly a very difficult time."
Mr Khan said Deloitte was in talks with a number of interested parties who have expressed interest in parts of the business.