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Bexleyheath businesses rally to provide jobs for workers at Bexleyheath BHS

PUBLISHED: 11:41 27 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:41 27 June 2016

A general view of Bexleyheath shopping centre (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A general view of Bexleyheath shopping centre (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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Many BHS workers face redundancy

Bexleyheath’s business community has pleaded to “leave no one behind” as workers at BHS face uncertainty over the future.

The high street retailer fell into administration earlier this year, and now many workers, including those at the store in Bexleyheath, may face redundancy.

In reaction to the threat of job losses, Bexleyheath Business Improvement District along with local business owners, have organised a job fair at Bexleyheath Library this Tuesday.

Town centre manager Tony Garratt said: “As a business community within Bexleyheath, we want to stand together and reduce job losses as best we can, leaving no one behind in the process.

“We have already seen a formidable amount of supportive businesses sign-up to be involved in the job fair, but there is definitely still room for more.

“The BHS staff boast a wealth of experience, and it was only six months ago that one team member made national headlines for his outstanding customer service skills.”

Up to 11,000 jobs could be lost across the country as the company faces debts totalling more than £1.3billion.

From 11am to 3pm on Tuesday, June 28, attendees can meet prospective employers from locals shops like Wilko, Mothercare, Eden Beauty, Marriott Hotel, McDonald’s, The Fragrance Shop and The Entertainer.

They can also take advantage of CV creation assistance services.

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