100 jobs are set to go at a Central Queensland mine.
100 jobs are set to go at a Central Queensland mine. Peter Holt

CQ mining company says 100 jobs to go by end of September

GLENCORE has confirmed further cutbacks at its Newlands open cut mining operation in Central Queensland, a move that will result in a reduction of about 100 employees by the end of September.

In a statement today, the company said: "The decision has been taken as a result of the ongoing difficult market conditions. Newlands' annual coal production for 2014 will be reduced as a result of this.

"The mining complex will continue to support a workforce of more than 650 after the changes are implemented,'' the statement said.



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