Posts Tagged ‘layoff’


I am sworn to secrecy on this fact: a big mining company is about to layoff about half their head-office staff.  (PS.  In fact the number is to reduce staff from 130 to 30.) (more…)

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After a long trip nearly all the way around the world visiting mines and consultants to the mining industry, the fellow in the office next to me, is pessimistic.  His thesis is that the mining boom is bust; we have rough times acoming; and we should all hunker down before the storm hits.  He bases his opinion on impressions, discussions, and numbers.  Here are a few. (more…)

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In early 1983 all was well in the mining consulting world.  We had twenty people busy on a great number of mining projects: exploration; resources; site selection; design; contract documents.  All those things we did back then: no EIS; no social responsibility; no sustainable development; and no closure planning. (more…)

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   This is a tongue-in-cheek comment.  Scanning the news before heading home, I noticed that Cuba plans to lay off nearly one million state workers.  That is a lot considering that 85% (another report said 95%) of the workforce works for the state and that makes 5.3 million people working for the state.  The key part of the report I read says:

President Raul Castro outlined some of the changes in a speech in August, saying the state’s role in the economy had to be reduced.   “We have to end forever the notion that Cuba is the only country in the world where you can live without working,” he said. (more…)

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   On February 9, 2009, I wrote a scurrilous comment on the miners in Sudbury, Ontario just laid off by Xstrata.  Today, I read a sober, thoughtful, and intelligent comment on the mining situation in Sudbury.  The author is Stan Sudol and I compliment him.  And I hope my compliment is strong enough to induce you to go and read his complete article.  Here is just one paragraph to further get you to go read the rest:


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