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Crunch time for 17,000 Northamptonshire workers as furlough ends.

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Up to 17,000 workers in Northamptonshire face a testing autumn as the government’s furlough scheme closes on Thursday (September 30).

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in March 2020 as a tool to protect jobs during lockdown.

The measures were extended twice but time finally runs out this week with nearly five percent of the county’s estimated 362,000 workforce still furloughed.

Most are in manufacturing, retail and service sectors — and many are over 50, which could be an obstacle to finding work despite more vacancies being on offer than at any time in the last 20 years.

Up to 17,000 workers in Northamptonshire are still furloughed under the Chancellor's job retention scheme

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