Recycling giant Sims Metal to lay off one-fifth of UK workforce

Sims Metal Management, the world’s top metal and electronics recycler, is to lay off up to one-fifth of its UK workforce, Fastmarkets understands.

Sims operates 44 metal recycling facilities across the UK via its subsidiary UK Metals. 
In response to an inquiry from Fastmarkets, Sims Metal confirmed its plan to cut UK staff, citing its need to remain competitive amid the “unprecedented situation” the industry and the country is facing.

“As a result of the economic impact of Covid-19, a decision has been taken...

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Julian Luk

July 14, 2020

14:46 GMT

London