A QUARTER OF STAFF TO GO AT FLEETCARE
Nigel Malcolm calls on Government to reverse decision
22 July 2013
20 staff will lose their jobs at Fleetcare this week, as the FBT-changes announced by the Government last week take effect. Australia’s largest independent fleet management company, in business for 23 years, has been forced to shed one in four jobs as demand for salary-packaged vehicles has largely evaporated overnight.
There were emotional scenes in Fleetcare offices last week as staff dealt with frantic calls from anxious customers who had recently placed car orders – but wished to back out of them. With the support of the company’s new car dealers, these orders have been cancelled. New novated lease business has dropped by 95% since the announcement.
Nigel Malcolm, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fleetcare says: ‘We are a close-knit company and it’s devastating to have to lose so many staff. The worst part of this is that it is all so unnecessary. If the Government had consulted the industry, we could have worked out a plan that delivered a more positive outcome for everyone. Along with colleagues in the industry, I call on the Government to reverse its decision for the sake of jobs, working families and the economy.’
The job losses will take effect in Fleetcare offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.