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SSI Redcar steelworks: 954 jobs lost in supply chain

More than 2,000 SSI steelworkers were made redundant when the plant closed in October 2015. Photo: PA

New figures show that nearly a thousand people who worked for companies that supplied the SSI steelworks in Redcar have been made redundant since it closed.

The Task Force set up to help people back into work has said it has helped nearly 700 people back into work or training. Here are their headline figures -

Job losses:

2,200
SSI steelworkers were made redundant when the plant closed in October 2015.
954
job losses in the supply chain, 26 companies have announced.
92
SSI staff have been retained by the Official Receiver to work on site safety.

Redundancy payments and benefits:

2027
of the former SSI workforce (98.1%) have made online redundancy pay applications.
695
former SSI and supply chain workers are no longer claiming benefits.

Training and support:

5,200
calls have been made to the Jobcentre Plus helpline.
4,000
training courses have been agreed for 2,120 people.
2,969
people have received advice and help from the Support Hub of the Task Force.
Hundreds of former steelworkers met potential new employers at a jobs fair in Redcar in October. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Jobs and skills fairs:

166
people have been employed as a direct result of the first Jobsfair in October 2015.
884
people attended the second Jobs and Skills Fair in November, where 700 immediate jobs were offered.

Apprentices:

51
former SSI apprentices are all in education, training or placed with employers.

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