GSK to offer financial education to support staff after job cuts

GlaxoSmithKline is aiming to offer financial planning and career support to workers who are made redundant or take early retirement from its Dartford factory.

The move follows the pharmaceutical firm’s proposal to close the plant by 2013, with the loss of 620 jobs.

A spokesman for the company said: “We are providing support for employees during and throughout the process.

“Within the redundancy package that we would offer, we would include outplace counselling and other assistance.”