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By | John Oates 15th February 2010 11:55

UK jobs go at Getronics

Outsourcers insourced and incensed

IT services giant Getronics is cutting jobs in the UK after losing several contracts.

A spokeswoman for the firm confirmed that revised customer requirements meant there was a need for restructuring. She refused to give details while negotiations were continuing.

Insiders who have emailed The Register suggest that up to 100 jobs could be cut at the firm.

Another 250 Getronics staff are moving back to Barclays after Getronics lost the desktop management contract at the bank in December.

The company employs 13,000 people worldwide and claims to be the biggest IT and comms services company in Benelux. It was bought by KPN in 2007.

Revenue dropped nine per cent in the last quarter of 2009 to €3.4bn. Last month it appointed Siemens veteran Andreas Ziegenhain to its management board, with a brief that included its international operations. ®

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