Manufacturing jobs cuts
Elizabeth in Adelaide already has by a huge margin the highest capital city unemployment rate in Australia, and as considered here previously, there may be worse to come.
“Holden will make 270 more workers redundant at its car assembly line in Elizabeth, South Australia, next month as demand for locally-made vehicles hits new lows.
Staff numbers will fall from 1530 production line workers to 1260 as a result of the cutbacks, and vehicle production will drop from 290 cars per day to 240 cars per day from May 25, when the redundancies are due to take place.”
“Holden has not ruled out further redundancies later this year: “As difficult as this process is, the contraction of the manufacturing will happen on a sliding scale. One of our priorities is to not release everyone onto the job market at the same time.”