Hastings Deering to cut workers

Hastings Deering is cutting jobs less than six months after it carried out a major round of redundancies.

Approximately 28 workers will be cut across Central Queensland, the Daily Mercury reports.

The cuts will come from Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, and the Goonyella mine.

"Hastings Deering continues to be affected by the significant downturn in mining and construction industries,” a company spokesperson told the Daily Mercury.

“Following a recent review, it has commenced employee consultation to determine the right course of action to achieve further operational efficiencies.

"Consultation will occur with impacted employees, and where possible, these people are being offered roles in other parts of the business.

"The decision to reduce workforce numbers has not been taken lightly and we acknowledge the impact that these changes have on employees, their families and the communities in which they live."

In December the company announced it would layoff 100 workers as it downsized its mining services division.

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