Student left job-hunting during exam season after company closes down

By Lucy Ross

A student from Leicester has been left unemployed after her workplace of two years suddenly shut down leaving her jobless and disappointed.

Emma Corbett, 19, a student studying at University of Wolverhampton came home for her Easter break to be told by her employers at the Bombay Wok restaurant that she no longer had a job.

Being a student is costly especially as Emma lives away from home, having to live off of her student loan.

Emma Corbett said: “I am disappointed, it was sudden but not unexpected, there were very few customers.”

Emma worked there as a waitress for over two years. Like any other shift, she went into work on Monday April 6 and received the news that she no longer had a job due to the company closing down and has already started applying for several job vacancies.

As the end of the university year is looming, the pressure of not only exams but also finding another job for when she returns home for the summer has begun.

She said: “ I’ve already started the hunt, I need a job for the summer.”

As it was the second time the company had closed, Emma was not surprised when she went into work to be told that the managers had had a meeting with the owners and agreed to terminate their contract early, leaving the staff out of pocket as they were now unemployed.

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