Westpac is centralising its IT group in Auckland early subsequent 12 months, a transfer which can have an effect on 250 Wellington workers.
Westpac has given 250 Wellington workers a 12 months’s discover of plans to shift their jobs to Auckland.
The financial institution stated the choice affected roughly 250 everlasting staff, primarily in data know-how, and would unify its know-how, product and advertising and marketing hub in a single location.
All staff have been invited to retain their present place in Auckland, and will probably be reimbursed for his or her relocation prices, but in addition have the choice of taking redundancy.
The transfer, which can happen by the start of 2021, adopted a brand new alternative to amass extra ground house on the financial institution’s headquarters in Auckland’s Britomart precinct.
Westpac NZ expertise hub normal supervisor Karen Silk stated the workers involved had been working in groups primarily based mostly in Auckland and centralising them there would profit clients by way of quicker and extra environment friendly supply of recent services.
She stated Westpac NZ was strongly dedicated to Wellington with 12 branches and over 300 banking workers within the area, and the modifications did not have an effect on any financial institution branches or department staff.
“We sit up for sustaining a company presence at two places of work in Wellington, with staff from quite a lot of features together with shopper and enterprise banking.”
Silk stated the 12 months’ discover will give staff time to contemplate their choices.