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|Learn and Hungry, Amstrad Cuts Staff (New Computer Express)|
Amstrad has ordered a range of job cuts In an attempt to improve efficiency at its Brentwood headquarters.
The action - in a firm renowned for growth not job losses - has surprised observers. In all eight staff have been made redundant including Mike Mordecai a senior figure in the company's software department.
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One inside source has told Express that the cuts were a purge 'of anyone seen to be a tea stirrer" and that the software department especially was undergoing a thorough shake up.
Although Amstrad is known for its ruthless approach to business it is playing down these events. 'I wouldn't read too much into it," said a spokesman.
"Amstrad is a fast growing company. We had to stop and say ‘Hold on'. It was a case of employing too many people.
"Amstrad has always taken the view that the firm needs to be lean to be efficient. Therefore it cannot employ people who aren't necessary. It will be no consolation to those people who lost their jobs but the numbers were small."
New Computer Express #9 (1/1989)