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60 Jobs Under Threat At Imerys

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10:39am 23rd April 2013
(Updated 10:39am 23rd April 2013)

Up to sixty jobs could be cut at Cornish china clay giant Imerys.

The St Austell based firm's in talks with workers - but admits it can not rule out compulsory redundancies across the Duchy and Devon.

Bosses are blaming tough market conditions and rising costs.

A spokesperson for the company said: "Imerys very much regrets that it is necessary to take these actions and recognises that this is a difficult time for all its employees. Every effort will be made to achieve the proposed reductions through voluntary redundancy but compulsory redundancies may also be necessary.

"Outplacement support will be available to those affected as well as access to the Company’s Employee Assistance Programme, which is available to all employees. The Company will also explore all job opportunities that may be available across the Imerys Group, both in the UK and overseas."

The news was broken to staff a week ago but has only just leaked out.

Two more jobs could be under threat if the company can not find volunteers to move from its labs in Par Moor Centre to its Heathfield facilities in Devon.

Tim Jones from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council warned it could have an impact on other businesses.

He said: "There is a job outside the company that is effected cuts inside the company, so we need to look at both the direct and indirect impact - but that does not in any way diminish the impact on individuals and families.

"Business confidence is vital and, frankly, I think we should expect we're going to get more announcements like this until we get some sort of upturn.

"It's a really disappointing day and something I've had to report on far too many times in the last few weeks."

10:39am 23rd April 2013

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