11 Sep 2009

55 jobs go at Social Development Ministry

10:38 pm on 11 September 2009

The Ministry of Social Development has confirmed 55 redundancies.

Chief executive Peter Hughes says all 55 chose redundancy after their roles were cut.

He says the ministry is working to identify possible jobs for a further 43 staff who have also lost their positions but have said they want to stay working for the ministry.

Mr Hughes says that he is confident that total redundancies will be less than the original suggestion of a possible 200 job losses.