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Job losses at RITA

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) yesterday announced that 230 roles, including 150 permanent jobs, would be cut as a result of the impact of Covid-19, about 30 per cent of their workforce. RITA executive chair Dean McKenzie said that, while the decision was a difficult one, there was no alternative with TAB monthly revenue almost 50 per cent below expectations and customer numbers down more than 35 percent. “There are incredibly talented, experienced and committed people at the TAB who have delivered so much to our customers and the wider racing industry over many years. We will be very sorry to see them go,” McKenzie said. “We have had to make some tough decisions as we focus on the essential parts of our business that generate the funding required to keep the racing industry and many national sporting organisations running.”