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Tata say £650,000 will be given to local steel communities to create new jobs

Indian-owned Tata Steel has announced it's cutting 120 jobs in the West Midlands, as part of a re-structuring process.

Our subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise will be looking at how it can provide more support to local steel communities and stimulate new jobs following today's announcement.We will strengthen this work with a further £650,000 to help them create new jobs in affected areas.We will do everything we can to reduce the impact of the proposals on employees and, where possible, we will look to achieve job losses through voluntary redundancies.

– Karl Kohler, chief executive of Tata Steel's European operations


Chief Exec of Tata says cuts are part of restructuring proposals

Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs, including 120 in the West Midlands, and closing 12 sites. The firm says it due to plans to improve competitiveness.

These restructuring proposals will help make our business more successful and sustainable, but the job losses are regrettable and I know this will be a difficult and unsettling time for the employees and their families affected.

– Karl Kohler, chief executive of Tata Steel's European operations

120 jobs axed at steel giant Tata

Tata is cutting 120 jobs in the West Midlands under plans to improve competitiveness.

The firm said a total of 900 jobs will be axed nationwide, 580 in Wales, 155 in Yorkshire, 120 in the West Midlands and 30 in Teesside.

Sites will close in South Wales while shift levels at the company's Rotherham and Hartlepool plants will be reduced to match production to lower demand for bar products and pipelines.