Staff at the giant Tata steelworks in Port Talbot are coming to terms with news that more than five hundred jobs at the site are being shed.
Tata's operations at Caldicot, at Crosskeys near Caerphilly and near Tredegar will shut down completely.
Our Business Correspondent Carole Green reports.
The news has sent a shock wave through the wider community. Many of the jobs here and at the other sites are highly paid, and the earnings of staff helps to support thousands of more jobs in the wider commuity.
Mariclare Carey-Jones has been looking at what this news will mean for the people of Port Talbot.