Job losses announced for employees at City Link’s Milton Keynes office

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Up to 100 employees at City Link’s Milton Keynes office are looking for a new job after a bid to buy the company failed.

The administrators of the collapsed delivery firm announced 2,356 job losses on New Year’s Eve.

Just over 370 City Link staff have been kept on to deal with the parcels that remain at depots and help run down the business after the potential deal fell through.

Hundreds of people in Milton Keynes will have to travel up to 20 miles to Northampton to collect their City Link parcels.

Milton Keynes had its own City Link depot at Kingston until last year, when it stopped taking parcels and became solely a customer services centre.

Last week all packages with Milton Keynes addresses have been sent to Northampton.

The depot is at Europa House, unit A Fairground Way, Riverside Business Park, NN3 9HU. It is open weekdays between 8am and 8pm and on Saturdays until noon.

It is expected depots will remain open for weeks, but City Link advises customers to collect parcels as soon as possible.

In a statement on Wednesday, Hunter Kelly, one of the administrators, said: “It is with regret that we have to announce substantial redundancies at City Link Limited, which ceased accepting new parcels on 24 December 2014.

“The company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process.”