Over 300 jobs to go in Oakington as Immigration Centre closes
6th August 2010
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More than 300 jobs will be lost after the Government announced plans to close the Oakington Immigration Centre.


The centre has been the subject over a number of reports over the past few months that question its relevance, cost effectiveness and current ability to house such a large number of detainees.


It was also the scene of major unrest in April this year following the death of a Kenyan immigrant, Eliud Nyenze, from a heart attack.


Minister for Immigration, Damian Green, revealed yesterday that the centre will close on the 12th November with plans to move the current operation to a new centre in Northstowe.


GS4, a company that supplies staff to the centre, has already begun consulting with those affected and a spokesperson for the company commented:


“Obviously we are disappointed with the news but will work closely with the UK Border Agency during the coming months to ensure the closure is effected as smoothly as possible.”

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