BHP Billiton to Axe More Iron Ore Jobs

BHP Billiton is axing more iron ore jobs, this time at its Nelson Point operations in Port Hedland.

While the mining giant won’t confirm how many jobs will go, local media reports claim 35 positions were cut last week at the operations in the Pilbara town.

A company spokeswoman said the miner had already flagged its goal of cost cutting.

“In the coming months, some employees based in Port Hedland will be impacted by changes to the structure and size of the workforce,” she said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

“We will discuss these changes directly with impacted employees, who will be offered redeployment opportunities as and where possible.”

BHP Billiton has cut hundreds of jobs from its iron ore business this year, including 170 positions at the company’s Mount Whaleback iron ore mine in the Pilbara and 100 roles at its iron ore division headquarters in Perth.

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