A specialist college journey firm has introduced 670 job losses, slicing the workforce by 1 / 4.
PGL hosts youngsters at residential exercise centres throughout the UK, however has needed to cancel visits through the coronavirus disaster.
The roles are set to be shed from a number of of its websites together with at workplaces in Blackpool and Hertfordshire.
Jobs are additionally set to go at its headquarters in Ross-on-Wye.
The corporate, named after the agency’s founder Peter Gordon Lawrence, stated the Covid-19 pandemic had adversely affected its enterprise.
In an announcement, the corporate stated: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a big influence on our enterprise and has resulted in 34 colleagues at our Ross-on-Wye head workplace being made redundant, representing 16% of our Ross-based workforce.
“As we conclude an extra session course of, an extra 636 colleagues have been made redundant throughout the PGL Group, representing a 25% discount in our complete workforce; this consists of colleagues based mostly in our Blackpool and Hertfordshire workplaces and in our centre operations throughout the UK.”
Earlier this yr, because the agency cancelled its actions because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was criticised by mother and father who had been upset at being provided credit score notes as an alternative of refund.
A spokesman for the agency on the time, instructed the BBC it was providing both versatile rebooking preparations or a refund credit score word “in keeping with ABTA steering”.