Job Cuts At Tata

Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs, including 120 in the West Midlands, and closing 12 sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm has announced.

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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

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