Thiess cuts 40 regional jobs

Mining contractor Thiess will cut 40 jobs when it shuts two regional offices in December.

By closing the Mackay office in Queensland and the Rutherford office in New South Wales, the company hopes to improve efficiencies in its mining operations.

A Thiess spokesperson said management has reviewed its regional support offices and decided to shut the two offices on December 20, centralising services in Perth and Brisbane.

“The decision will impact approximately 40 employees for whom a full range of support services will be provided,” the spokesperson said.

In February the contractor lost its contract at the Collinsville coal mine when GlencoreXstrata moved to take on an owner operator role, hoping to "restore the mine's viability".

It also finished up at BMA’s South Walker Creek coal mine in June.

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