The last-ever Holden Cruzes will be made today, with 270 staggered redundancies as a result as the car maker prepares to end manufacturing late-next year.
Ford Australia will produce its last car ever this morning, with pictures of “The Last Falcon Sedan” appearing on a Ford Facebook fan page.
The closure of Ford’s casting plant in Geelong does make you wonder how losing the ability to make our own engines can be a step forward. Australia should take stock and contemplate what kind of society we are becoming.
A study of 400 Victorian auto industry employees has found only 13 per cent have started looking for new jobs.
The Portland aluminium smelter would be at a heightened risk of closure if the Hazelwood power station shut, an outcome which may be decided next month.
A half-century-old recreational vehicle manufacturer in western Sydney is struggling to find employees to fill vacancies, it has said.
Telecom company Ericsson will axe 3,000 jobs as it ends 140 years of production in Sweden, according to reports. Daily paper Svenska Dagbladet broke the news of plans to shut the last two remaining plants in the country, at Boras and Kumla. If it went ahead, it would mean job losses for about 3,000 of … Continue reading Reports Ericsson plans to cut 3,000 jobs, end Swedish production
Economic uncertainty in the steel city of Whyalla is seeing increased anxiety in the community and putting youth in danger of developing drug and other problems, according to Mission Australia.
Ford Motor Co. will move the assembly of all of its small cars made in US to Mexico though its CEO insists there will be no job losses.
The founder of South Australian manufacturer Hegs has said a growing number of contracts is expected to double the company’s headcount.
South Australia is hoping to get as much as possible out of armoured vehicle work for the Land 400 project, and has pledged to create a centre of excellence for military vehicles in its pitch.
Last month I had a somewhat public rant about the decision by the NSW state government to award the contract to build new trains for NSW to an overseas (mainly South Korean) consortium.
Hardware companies are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with rapid technology shifts, analysts and recruiters said.
Concern over the employment consequences of globalisation is again driving political debate. Look no further than the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and the rise of protectionism in American and Australian politics to see the disenfranchisement of low-skill workers with the effects of international trade.
Manufacturer and franchise Narellan Pools has said it expects to grow sharply in the next five years, hiring another 50 at its new Picton factory.
According to the administrator involved, a deal on pay reductions for Arrium workers could come as soon as this afternoon.
Bluescope Steel, which announced a 160 per cent lift in its annual profits yesterday, has said it needs to continue cutting costs and be “competitive and profitable producer” if it is to keep the Port Kembla steelworks open.
Yesterday’s shocking announcement by the NSW Coalition government that a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages has been awarded to a multinational (mainly South Korean) consortium including UGL, Hyundai Rotem and Mitsubishi Electric Australia was met with a wave of outrage and derision across the state and Internet.
Britax Australia workers will rally in shopping centres, following the company’s May announcement that it will close its Melbourne factory and outsource production to China.
According to a report in today’s Australian newspaper, former Orica executives, Andrew Larke and Patrick Largier, are being courted by the administrators of Arrium to become directors of its $1.5 billion subsidiary Moly-Cop. Moly-Cop makes steel grinding balls used in mining and is touted as one of the most lucrative part of Arrium’s ailing operations. … Continue reading Arrium administrators find Orica execs as the solution for Moly-Cop