15 jobs to go at Derry JJB

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Fifteen jobs are to go as one of Derry’s two JJB Sports stores is to close.

Sports Direct is buying 20 of JJB Sports UK stores. A further 133 stores are to close - including the Richmond Centre shop.

The other store on Strand Road is to stay open, trading as Sports Direct.

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan said: “This news will come as a great blow to JJB staff and their families.

“The fact that the company is closing one of their Derry stores is purely a response to market conditions and no comment on the aptitude or skills of JJB staff.

“It is important that all relevant agencies become involved in order to ensure workers are made aware of all their rights and entitlements at what will be a time of great anxiety and uncertainty.”