Long: ‘Job losses disappointing’

Naomi Long has said news that a local trader has ceased trading is a disappointing blow for the local economy.

S and R Electric Ltd, also known as Sam’s Yer Man, announced today (Wednesday) it would be closing its doors, with the loss of 20 staff. Its main outlet was on the Holywood Road, with another branch in Newtownards.

In a statement, the company’s shareholders said they are evaluating their available options and will contact customers who have paid deposits.

“It is deeply regrettable this well-known retailer has decided to shut its doors with the loss of a number of jobs,” said Alliance East Belfast candidate Mrs Long.

“I will liaise directly with my colleague, Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry, immediately regarding the future for staff who were employed there. We need to ensure they receive all the information and support they need at this time.”

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