More than 90 workers will lose their jobs today after industrial supply company OZCON closes its Queensland business.
The company, which supplies a range of drilling, fabrication, casing and pipe services for the mining, gas, and manufacturing industries, will close its four sites in Dalby, Miles and Moomba.
According to The Morning Bulletin, the company shut down due to financial problems.
The Queensland Government has provided services to assist workers following the announcement, with members from the Department of State Development (DSD) available at Dalby.
“My message to these workers and their families is: you are not alone,” acting state development minister Bill Byrne said.
“Centrelink has local staff providing financial advice, our four local TAFE career counsellors are available and Dalby Lifeline also has local counsellors available, as well as people in Toowoomba staffing their hotline.
“DSD will continue to coordinate support services across all organisations so that employees and their families are being looked after in days and weeks to come.”
OZCON informed the government that employees will be paid until today, but will not receive further entitlements.
Byrne added that employees could apply for financial help from Centrelink to help cover their entitlements.