Clarks will be cutting 900 jobs as part of its turnaround plan, Made To Last, which was introduced by the footwear retailer at the end of last year. The job cuts will take place over the next 18 months and the initial 160 redundancies were announced today including 108 at its headquarters in Street, Somerset. However, Clarks said it will create around 200 new roles.
Last month Clarks announced that it had drawn up plans for the permanent closure of some of its stores and drafted in bankers to review its finances. According to the retailer the decision was not due to the COVID-19 pandemic.