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DOCdata UK is to axe 95 jobs - around a third of its workforce - in a bid to make the company more profitable. The UK arm of the Dutch-based company - which produces audio and multimedia CDs - has borne the brunt of the losses with a further 25 jobs going at the company's California operation. The redundancies have been blamed on low sales and operating losses. DOCdata UK chief executive David Rozalla confirmed that the Battersea-based company would make the cuts 'across the board' and said in spite of offering voluntary packages most of the redundancies would be compulsory. Although DOCdata UK is cutting its workforce by nearly a third, Rozalla said he anticipates that capacity would only shrink by around 5 per cent. ®

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