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Friday, September 07, 2012

Coos County's biggest mining company Oregon Resources Corporation cut 31 workers, due to slowing mineral demand.

The company plans to cut its chromite mining operation from seven days per week to four.

“These decisions are never made lightly, but if we don’t take action now, potentially everyone could be unemployed,” [Wayne Knott, chief executive of ORC’s parent company, IDM International] said. “So we are doing this for the best interest of the company.”

Seventeen temporary employees and 14 direct employees have been laid off from the company’s 100-strong workforce. Knott said the cuts were across-the-board, including administrators, senior staff, plant operators, and lab workers.

Read more at The World.

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