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35 jobs placed at risk as Capita Erdington relocates to Mansfield

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Dara Jegede

Written on 06/08/2015 | Posted 2 years 6 months 15 days ago

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Capita currently fulfils much of the printing, office support and publishing work for Birmingham City Council Capita currently fulfils much of the printing, office support and publishing work for Birmingham City Council

Capita's plans to move its Erdington printing operations to Mansfield has been met with a cold reception from its workers and Birmingham City Council, one the company's biggest clients in the area. 

The document and information services company revealed last year that it was looking to relocate from the Erdington post to a bigger site within the Birmingham area. However, it will now move to a 27,432sq m (90,000sq ft) production facility at Mansfield in the East Midlands, with space to accommodate 22 employees from Erdington. 

MP for Birmingham Jack Dromey condemned the move, saying that: "Capita has a chequered history in Birmingham to say the least, but it has a duty to stay in the city. It is wrong therefore that the company is relocating jobs that should stay in Erdington." 

A company spokesperson gave the following comment: "As our print production business has grown significantly and to meet client demand, we invested in a 90,000 sq ft state-of-the-art print production facility in Mansfield. We are proposing that print production work at Holly Lane in Birmingham relocates to this facility later this year."

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