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Mass layoffs expected at ArcelorMittal Temirtau

16 may 2014, 18:23
Photo courtesy of nv.kz
Photo courtesy of nv.kz

ArcelorMittal Temirtau plans to dismiss almost one thousand workers in 2014, Tengrinews reports citing Astana TV channel. According to the Human Resources Director Dmitry Pavlov, the company plans to have 500 workers resign through outsourcing the projects they are working on and get another 486 workers to resign voluntarily.

250 have already resigned on voluntary basis, and the company axed another 150 workers since the beginning of the year, he said.

Moreover, ArcelorMittal, the parent company of Kazakhstan's ArcelorMittal Temirtau, closed down a number of plants in Belgium and France.

Earlier this year ArcelorMittal Temirtau announced its intention to start the scheduled axing of 2500 workers from its metallurgical plant in Kazakhstan in spring 2014. Later, the company denied nurturing plans to lay off its employees, agreed to change the plans and keep as many jobs as possible. However they did not specify how made jobs out of these 2500 they were ready to keep.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau is part of ArcelorMittal multinational steel manufacturing corporation and is the biggest metallurgical enterprise in Kazakhstan. ArcelorMittal Temirtau includes a metallurgy complex in Temirtau, 8 coalmines in Karaganda Oblast and 4 iron ore mines in Karaganda, Akmola and Kostanay Oblasts.

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