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Jobs Under Threat Due To Company Collapse

Wednesday September 17 2014

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STAFF are waiting to hear their fate after mobile phone giant Phones 4U collapsed into administration.

PwC has been appointed administrators to the company which has more than 700 shops with over 5,500 employees across the country.

Rob Hunt, joint administrator and PwC partner, said: "Our initial focus will be to quickly engage with parties who may be interested in acquiring all or part of the business.

"The stores will remain closed while we have these conversations."

The administrators said it is trying to access funds to pay wage arrears owed to employees. 

In a statement released to the Guardian today, PwC revealed that it may have to start laying off workers from tomorrow.

Staff from the Barnsley store have been sharing an online petition in an attempt to get Vodaphone and EE to support Phones 4U. 

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Reply Posted by wwww on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 14:04
Well we are barnsley get ya facts reyt I work ther and we are not closing ther is no chance

Reply Posted by Nicky on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 14:13
It's wonderful that you've been told you aren't closing - the most recent statement from the administrators is in the piece. However, if you'd like to update us on the Barnsley store, feel free to email nicky@wearebarnsley.com. We hope your jobs are safe - it's an awful thing to happen.

Reply Posted by daniel jones on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 16:31
I work at wakey and were told to close up, disappointed

Reply Posted by john on Thursday September 18 2014 at 08:24
**** company who not bothered about customers only sale s

Reply Posted by Iworkforphones4u on Thursday September 18 2014 at 09:38
I work in the Sheffield shop and we got told to shut the shop and we have all lost our jobs but it's not official yet......

Reply Posted by Observer on Thursday September 18 2014 at 13:24
The town centre is to be demolished. And rebuilt. It defo needs this to happen but along with burtons. Businesses shops etc. will close. Most people buy online now this creates warehouse packaging jobs. And delivery opportunities. Im afraid there will be loads of shops disappearing bcos we like our little play things which allow us to purchase online goods