The clothing chain H&M is laying off 60 per cent of its employees in Norway

H&MH&M.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

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The clothing chain H&M is laying off 2,000 of its total 3,223 employees in Norway as a result of the corona crisis.

The temporary layoffs affect both store employees and some of the employees at the logistics center, says H&M’s Norway and Iceland Director Moritz Garlich to Dagens Næringsliv.

“Unfortunately, today’s circumstances give us no choice but to take this drastic step,” he says.

The plan is for everyone to be taken back in when the crisis is over. For now, the chain will not close any stores.

“If the authorities ask us to close the stores, we will,” Garlich says.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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