The loss-making Gove aluminium refinery and bauxite mine in Nhulunbury, Arnhem Land, will not be getting a gas supply.
Analysts predict that companies manufacturing building materials will take cost cutting measures when their half-year results are announced next month.
Nearly 300 workers have been laid off at pipe manufacturer PPI Corp, which collapsed yesterday.
Building products supplier Boral has announced that it is shedding 700 jobs, following a 100-day review by CEO Mike Kane of the business.
Port Melbourne’s Holden engine plant’s future is uncertain, with chairman Mike Devereux only committing the company to the facility until 2017
US-based mining services company Esco Corporation shut its Northgate, Queensland foundry first thing this morning.
Holden is expected to shut down production for several days in the first half of 2013 in response to slow sales.
Queensland-based building fitting and fixture supplier GWA Group hopes to save $4 million a year by cutting 230 jobs.
Professor Edward Lawler of University of Southern California has questioned whether the loss of US manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere was undesirable.
Sandvik Mining, a global supplier of equipment and tools, has finalised the last nine of its redundancies at its Hunter Valley Site.
Sandvik Mining has confirmed that 28 workers at its Hunter Valley Site at Heatherbrae have been made redundant.
The local community in Picton is disappointed with Interface’s decision not to rebuild its factory in the shire after a fire in July destroyed the building.
High Aussie dollar, rising overseas competition and global economic crisis are held responsible for 125,000 local manufacturers losing their jobs over the past four years.
A report released recently has stated that the high Aussie dollar is to be blamed for the decline in Victoria’s economic growth, and the manufacturing and construction industry in the state will continue to be faced with challenges until next year.
The use of imported workers over skilled Australian manufacturing workers is set to raise questions following the Gillard government’s biggest foreign labour deal.
Aircraft engine overhaul provider LTQ Engineering will cease operations and close its Tullamarine facility in September, resulting in the loss of 164 jobs.
Just as job skills change, so do the attributes that make up a desirable employee, according to a recent study by Hudson.
The battle over WorkCover changes rages on. The latest round has to do with leave entitlements, according to a leaked email from a WorkCover official, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, via AAP newswires.
Kitchen manufacturer Australian Kitchen Industries (AKI) has entered into voluntary administration, announced administrator HLB Man Judd.
The recent loss of 440 manufacturing jobs at Ford Australia has generated a lot of debate about the long-term viability of the Australian car industry, and manufacturing in general.