Computer manufacturer, Kaiam has announced it has made 310 employees redundent as it plans to mothball a Livingston factory.
Administrators from KPMG were appointed at the firm in December last year, and are still looking to find a buyer for Kaiam. Last week the company’s workforce were informed that they would not receive expected wages before Christmas. KPMG has kept on 28 workers at the factory in order to help them “explore a sale of the business”.
Joint administrator Blair Nimmo said: “We fully recognise that redundancies at this time of year are particularly difficult. Our main focus during this challenging period is to work with all affected employees alongside Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and West Lothian Council to ensure that the full range of support is available to them.
“Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), the Scottish government’s partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations, has already mobilised and can be contacted on 0800 917 8000 for support. We are also liaising with the UK government in relation to the timing of redundancy payments via the Insolvency Service.”