A prominent business leader has called for a “coherent” response to job losses in Dundee.
The city has been dealt two major employment blows this week, with PressureFab and the Galloway Group axing workers amid financial turmoil.
Tim Allan, former president of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, who now sits on the board of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, has now called for a coordinated response from local and national government to address the employment situation in Dundee.
He said: “This week, we have seen two important manufacturing businesses go into administration — that has put 300 jobs at risk across the city.
“These are good jobs for good businesses, which are struggling in the oil and gas downturn. We need a coordinated response from local and national government because Dundee and Angus are facing huge challenges. We can do as much as we want to the Waterfront but we need to create an atmosphere for job creation – we need to do something.”
Scottish Government business minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I am clearly concerned to learn of the recent job losses in Dundee. This will be an extremely difficult time for those individuals affected, their families and the area.
“Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), the Scottish Government’s initiative for responding to redundancy situations has organised a meeting for next week to support those individuals affected.”