128 jobs slashed at QAL
ALMOST 130 jobs have been slashed at Gladstone's longest-standing industry, Queensland Alumina Limited.
As part of the company's organisational restructure, 128 roles have been cut, with 93 of those roles through natural attrition and 35 from redundancies.
This comes as a blow to the alumina and aluminium industry, with Boyne Smelters Limited slashing 90 jobs from its 1200-strong workforce in August.
QAL chairman Armando Torres said the restructure was to allow for future stability and profitability in the company.
"The organisational restructure is a necessary step in the process of protecting QAL's long-term viability and ensuring the refinery is stable and profitable under all market conditions," Mr Torres said.
Mr Torres said employees were leaving the business with support packages.
"I would like to thank them for their contribution to QAL and wish them well in their future endeavours," he said.