Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jobs blow for Rotherham steel firm

ROTHERHAM'S giant Corus plant has suffered a further jobs blow after it was revealed plans to transfer work from the West Midlands were being scrapped.

In January bosses at Corus Engineering Steels - part of the Indian-based Tata group - announced more than 700 jobs were to go at the Aldwarke plant as part of a restructuring plan which would see more than 3,500 jobs axed worldwide.

They also announced around 100 jobs would be created when the company's bright bar division was transferred from Wednesbury in the West Midlands to Rotherham.
But now the company says the plans have been ditched due to deteriorating market conditions.
Corus spokesman Rob Simpson said: "The company has decided not to relocate its bright bar operations from Wednesbury, West Midlands, to Rotherham.

Read the full article my Nick Ward, at the Sheffield Star

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