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Scampi Factory Sheds 30 Jobs In Portavogie
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AS news of the Euro scampi factory in Potavogie laying off 30 workers broke last week,  a sense of devastation has run through the community.

Ards SDLP Councillor and Assembly election candidate Joe Boyle said, “These job losses are a terrible blow for Portavogie, a village which depends heavily on the fishing industry for employment.

“Running a fish and chip shop, I have made a lot of contact  with suppliers and business  in Portavogie and know that it is the backbone of the local economy.

“There is not a lot of work in the Ards Peninsula at the moment. The former employees of this factory are in a great state of distress, wondering how they are going to feed and clothe their families.

“I hope that all efforts are made to try and save this company and a solution is found for its workers.”