Fears over the future of Jobs and Benefits Centre in Strabane

There are concerns over the future of the Jobs and Benefits Centre in Strabane.

It is understood the manager of the facility is in Belfast for a meeting today and will inform staff tomorrow morning of its outcome.

Staff fear that many will be redeployed to over areas with the Strabane office being downgraded to a facility that will only allow people sign on.

Local Councillor Patrick Kelly says further cuts in Strabane are not acceptable:

[podcast]There are concerns over the future of the Jobs and Benefis Centre in Strabane.

It is understood the manager of the facility is in Belfast for a meeting today and will inform staff tomorrow morning of its outcome.

Staff fear that many will be redeployed to over areas with the Strabane office being downgrowded to a facility that will only allow people sign on.

Local Councullor Patrick Kelly says further cuts in Strabane are not acceptable:

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