Head Office Jobs Go at Fred. Olsen

70 jobs at Fred. Olsen's head office have been axed

Fred. Olsen has made almost a third of its head-office workforce redundant.

The redundancies come less than a month after purchasing two new cruise ships from Holland America Line, which have been renamed Bolette and Borealis, however the company said the job losses and the new ship purchases were not related.

Managing Director Peter Deer said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the cruise industry particularly hard. We still don’t know when we can sail again, with the government still advising against cruising.

“Sadly, this does mean that we have had to streamline our head office operations by around one third.

“We are supporting any of our team members who have been affected by this restructure, including support with CV writing and interview skills.”