Gateway closes all UK, Ireland stores

Gateway Inc. has closed its 14 stores in the U.K. and Ireland and laid off 1,085 employees, it announced on Monday.

The closures were announced last month but could not take place until a 30-day employee consulation period had been completed. The 12 stores in the U.K. employed 185 people, while 900 people worked in Gateway's factory and two stores in Ireland.

A further 35 people across what Gateway calls SEEMEA (South Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) will lose their jobs, said a Gateway spokeswoman today.

The company was unable to make further comment immediately, because representatives were "tied up in employee communications," she said.

The closures are part of a cost-saving measure that will see 4,600 employees laid off - 25 percent of its global workforce. Gateway's company-owned operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand closed on Aug. 29.

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