Redundancies at famous Harpenden science lab
PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:00 19 July 2018
An undisclosed number of people are being made redundant at a famous Harpenden research lab.
Rothamsted Research has confirmed it will be making employees redundant but has not released any further details.
A spokesperson said: “Rothamsted Research is making normal and small internal adjustments that take place often in organisations and companies as they evolve.
“This is a necessary process to help to ensure that our research focus stays sharp, that we keep costs in line with our long-term financial goals and that we can continue to carry out the world-class research for which Rothamsted is renowned.”
St Albans district council (SADC) recently rejected an 1,000 home development site put forward by Rothamsted for the city’s Local Plan.
In a statement at the time of the proposal, director and chief executive of Rothamsted Achim Dobermann said income from the development would help to secure the lab’s future.
He said: “Pressures on funding and research grants continue. We need to consider all options to safeguard the continued sustainability and success of Rothamsted Research.”
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