Northern Ireland

  • Aviation sector job losses mount up but NIs unemployment rate still the lowest in the UK June, 2020

    Job losses in NI’s tourism and aviation sectors have come to fruition this month as the disruption from the pandemic continues. Bombardier announced 600 job losses at its Northern Ireland operations shortly after Thompson Aero Seating, which makes seats for airlines like Qantas and Aer Lingus, said it would make up to 500 redundancies at its Portadown factories. In Antrim, tyre pressure sensor manufacturer, Sensata Technologies, is planning to make 160 staff redundant. Earlier this year, the firm said it would close its Carrickfergus factory with the loss of 270 jobs. The company currently employs over 1000 staff in Northern Ireland. At the Titanic...