KBI plant closing PERKINS TWP — It’s official. KBI, formerly New Departure and later Delphi, will cease operations on Dec. 31. All 287 production and skilled trades employees, and 72 managers at the plant will lose their jobs, said Ben Taylor, president of the UAW Local … Read more on Sandusky Register Michigan coal plant…

Big job cuts in Britain’s oil and gas sector

As many as 120,000 workers will have lost their jobs in Britain’s oil and gas sector by the end of the year, according to the industry’s lobby group. “Oil and Gas UK said”:http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/oil-gas-uk-figures-show-impact-of-oil-price-downturn-on-jobs/ that would mean a 25 percent fall in the workforce since mid-2014 when oil prices started declining. The losses include those directly…

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