People living and working in Port Talbot say today's announcement is dreadful news for the town and will hit the area really hard.Read the full story ›
Economy Minister Edwina Hart says that while today is a 'tragic day' for workers at Tata's Port Talbot site, it's important to recognise that the plant is not closing.
She described the announcement that 750 jobs will go as a 'real wake up call' about steel production in the UK. The minister said Tata has made a lot of investment in south Wales, but it's a global company dealing with a global market. The priority now, she said, is to support the workers affected.
The Prime Minister has said the announcement of more jobs losses at Tata Steel is "very sad news".
David Cameron said the Government will work with Tata to get people the help they need and continue to do everything it can to support the steel industry.
"I want to have a strong British steel industry at the heart of our important manufacturing base," he said.
Security officers have removed union banners outside the Tata Steel's site in Port Talbot.
The banners, which said "Save Our Steel" and "Save Our Communities", were put up on a fence outside the steelworks as 1,050 job cuts were announced, including 750 at Port Talbot, on Monday.
First Minister Carwyn Jones AM says the steel industry has a future in Wales, but it needs a 'level playing field.'Read the full story ›
Fresh job cuts at Tata Steel would be "another body blow" to the industry, the director of trade association UK Steel has said.
Gareth Stace told ITV News further job losses, which would mean the size of Tata's UK workforce has reduced by nearly 3,000 in the past six months, would be "really critical" for the sector.
"It sets the scene that this isn't the end of the crisis and perhaps it's only the beginning," he said.
"Unless we see much more significant action from government then we're going to see more and more job losses go on and on until actually, potentially we don't have a steel sector based here in the UK."
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has described dealing with the global steel crisis is like 'holding back the tide.'Read the full story ›
Tata Steel has confirmed it's cutting 750 jobs at its Port Talbot steelworks, and a further 300 at other sites across the UK.Read the full story ›
BT is creating 100 new customer service jobs at its base in Swansea.
The company says it's part of an overall commitment to create 1,000 permanent jobs across the UK between now and April 2017.
As well as helping to reach their target of answering more than 80% of customers’ calls within the UK by 2016.
The new roles will be on top of the 50 extra advisors recently taken on in Wales.
BT says it wants to recruit new advisors to answer customers’ queries, as well as apprentices and some graduates.
Swansea is increasingly playing a key part in BT’s strategy both in terms of its customer care initiative but also its ultrafast broadband delivery - which is great news for the local community and economy.
These new permanent posts in the customer care team will provide rewarding career opportunities within BT and reflect positively on the good work that our team are already doing in Swansea and the quality of the workforce that we can draw upon in Wales.