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IT giant to close Solihull branch

COMPUTER Sciences Corporation is to shut its Solihull branch after claiming it is no longer economically viable.

COMPUTER Sciences Corporation is to shut its Solihull branch after claiming it is no longer economically viable.

Displaced staff from the Landsdowne Gate office, in New Road, will be relocated to other branches of the IT services giant or allowed to work from home after the closure in June.

An employee, who would not be named, claimed CSC were involved in a “massive cost-cutting exercise” which was seeing office closures up and down the country.

“I thought the Solihull office was a strategically placed one so I thought it would be safe,” added the staff member.

“I believe this will have a negative impact on the area.”But a CSC spokesperson said greater flexibility for its employees had led to the premises being underused.

“A growing proportion of our professional workforce has adopted more flexible working practices in recent years, as is common in our industry, resulting in under-utilised office space across the UK.

“As a result, we are continually reviewing and rationalising our property portfolio, and taking action on sites that are no longer economically viable.

“Our Solihull office is one of those that has very low utilisation and so, after careful consideration, we have announced plans for it to close in June 2013.”

 

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