Prolog jobs to go on Sherwood Business Park

Prolog, Annesley Park.
Prolog, Annesley Park.

Almost 100 workers have opted for voluntary redundancy at Annesley based Prolog as part of a restructuring drive by bosses.

The Sherwood Business Park employer has been in consultation with its 442 warehouse staff since June to reduce numbers at the company in a bid to ‘meet the changing demands of the business’.

“We are coming to the end of the consultation stage now and whilst final numbers are not fully confirmed, it looks likely that 95 people will be made redundant,” said Ian Dignum, strategic development and communications director at Prolog.

“The staff affected are all taking voluntary redundancy and no compulsory redundancies are planned.”

According to its website, Prolog is ‘the UK’s largest privately owned outsourced services provider with a client base that spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors’.

As well as the redundancies, the company have also made changes to the shift patterns of workers.

“The change to shift patterns will allow us to operate all activity across a 24 hour period and at weekends, to best support the requirements of our clients,” added Mr Dignum. “ We need the operational flexibility to use the resources available across the new shift patterns so we can manage peaks in business effectively, particularly at busy periods of the year, e.g. in the build-up to Christmas.

“We need to ensure that our warehouse capabilities are fit to provide complete flexibility.

“We are confident that the changes we are making to reduce cost within our warehouse operations and the moves we are taking to create a flexible resourcing model, designed to support the requirements of our clients, will ensure that Prolog can offer a cost effective, flexible and nimble solution for our clients, now and in the future.”