Sadly fashion brands Marcs and David Lawrence have been placed into voluntary administration.

Over 1100 workers, including 260 full time workers, are employed by the two brands in Australia, and more in New Zealand. The brands will continue to trade and hope to find a buyer.

What do businesses do in times like this? Do they provide outplacement support to staff? Do staff need help and support – but seek very little support because they hope “it will all pan out”?

In Adelaide, there is support for people who have been retrenched or are likely to be retrenched. Free “Next Steps for Retrenched Workers” workshops are on offer in Southern Adelaide – especially for those who are not receiving individual outplacement support.

The workshops provide an additional source of support for people who have completed their outplacement program and are still out of work – and for workers who never received outplacement support at all.

Retrenched workers can find out more by emailing bh@developmentatwork.com with “Free Workshops” in the subject line.

Employers can get free information about things to consider when planning and panaging redundancy. An information session for employers is being run on 29th March 2017 with a respected employment lawyer, industrial relations specialist and outplacement specialist sharing their expertise. Employers and HR staff can book a free place here.

Check out the other sections of the Outplacement Adelaide website to find out more about good practice when it comes to organising redundancy and outplacement services in Adelaide:
What to look for
Getting started
Useful Links & Events 

If you would like the contact details of someone who can help you with redundancy, outplacement and related legal or practical issues, contact Outplacement Adelaide on 8322 8455 and we will provide details for an experienced Employment Lawyer, Industrial Relations or Outplacement Consultant who can help you.