Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pinto Valley mine lays off most of workers

BHP Billiton announced today they are laying off 550 workers from their Pinto Valley copper mine near Miami, as part of a worldwide reduction of 6,000 employees, mostly in nickel mining. BHP lists a total of 600 employees at the mine (370 BHP and 270 contractors), so this would appear to indicate the mine is being shut down with perhaps a small maintenance staff staying on.

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