Concrete firm sacks Toowoomba staff as work slows

BORAL has cut seven jobs at its Toowoomba concrete business in response to what it says is a slowdown in roads and infrastructure construction.

A company spokeswoman said the slowdown had resulted in positions being made redundant nationwide, with the most pronounced cuts in the asphalt business as well as support services and administration in construction materials.

In its half year results announcement last week, Boral revealed it had cut about 240 positions since June last year.

"Since the start of December we have made 11 positions in Queensland redundant including seven in the Toowoomba concrete business," the spokeswoman said.

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"While we have been working to minimise the impact of the re-sizing of the business on our workforce including offering redeployment opportunities where possible, all employees who have been directly impacted by the restructuring have received their full entitlements."

The company employs about 6500 people in its Australian workforce, which includes about 1400 employees in Queensland.


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