Shocked TJ Hughes staff told Sheffield store had shut down ‘at end of their shift’

Staff at the Sheffield branch of TJ Hughes claim they didn’t find out the store was closing its doors for good ‘until the end of their shift’.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 4:33 pm

Bosses at the department store chain revealed plans last week to shut their store on The Moor and appoint administrators for a ‘small number’ of its outlets nationwide.

But staff were not given an official closing date and only informed of the shop’s imminent closure ‘at the end of their shift’ last night (Thursday, February 27).

An anonymous staff member who made the claim said workers had been left ‘shocked’ that they had been given no warning, stating: “We have all lost our jobs and have families and bills to pay.”

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TJ Hughes on The Moor.

In a statement, the firm said: “We are extremely saddened by the need to take this decision, and it hasn’t been taken lightly.

“However, the retail world is changing quickly, and it is necessary for our business to evolve.”