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
Morgan Stanley will run the sale process for Arrium Australia – the steel and iron ore group minus Moly-Cop – with the mandate to pursue a trade sale rather than ASX listing.
New defence industry minister Christopher Pyne visited shipyards at Western Australia yesterday, dismissing suggestions he was focussed on winning shipbuilding work from the state for his home state of South Australia.
A collaboration by Hardi Australia with its sibling companies will create jobs in South Australia, according to the company’s chief executive.
About 25 jobs at Bluescope Port Kembla’s slabyard will be lost as automated processes are brought in.
The manufacturing sector’s growth appears to be behind a surge in demand for machinery operators and drivers in a Department of Employment survey.
While hiring intentions among Australian employers remain positive, their employees feel let down on the training front and many are actively looking to switch jobs, the latest Hudson Report has revealed. The report tracked the hiring intentions of more than 2,000 employers, as well as the attitudes of 1,330 employees in April this year. It … Continue reading Report finds employers eager to hire but staff also eager to leave
In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal. The CSIRO-developed technology, known as MagSonic, produces magnesium using up to 80 per cent less energy and up to 60 per cent … Continue reading Low-cost magnesium developed by CSIRO