YOUR SAY: Job loss no surprise to some residents

DATA collected by the Queensland Resources Council found that more than 1300 Gladstone residents have lost their jobs over the past financial year. 

The Observer's social networkers had their say on the topic, when the story was shared on The Observer's Facebook page.

For some people, like Julie Dennien, the announcement was no surprise.

"That's the life of a construction worker. They now move on to the next project," she wrote.

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Here is what you had to say:

Over a third of Gladstone's mining workers have already lost their jobs in the last financial year, but the MP who chaired the FIFO inquiry says the mining slump isn't over yet: http://ow.ly/Tsq49

Posted by The Observer on Thursday, 15 October 2015

Kris Ansell: And banks still think this is a mining town ?

Julie Dennien: That's the life of a construction worker. They now move on to the next project.

Justin Diehm: Actually Gladstone is more of an industry town with some cyclical construction thrown in. Sure companies chase some mining services contracts but the majority look after the new and established heavy industry.

Gayle Heymer: We rely on the mining industry to survive in this town. So i suppose we are in a way.

Harry Harrison: This was expected. They only had work for a certain period of time

Debbie Depiazzi: That is why living where you earn doesn't work in the mining industry...



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