Engineering jobs no longer safe

Uncertainty in the mining industry has been linked to 50 job cuts at the mining-geared engineering company Calibre Group.

The West Australian reports Calibre cut engineers, designers, drafts people and admin staff from its workforce.

The mine, port and rail-focused company does significant work in the resources sector and its cuts come amid increasing uncertainty in the sector.

Among a number of mining companies making cuts and delays, Rio Tinto recently closed offices in Sydney and slashed staff numbers at its Melbourne headquarters.

A Calibre spokesperson told The West Australian the company's cuts were planned and consistent with a services business "requiring flexible workforce deployment".

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