Leader reaction to news of Boulby mine job losses

Friday, 5 January 2018

Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, has reacted to the news of the potential job losses at Boulby mine by issuing the following statement:

"Yesterday’s news about the expected job losses at Boulby mine is a huge blow for the Yorkshire coast community, including the many employees and their families living in the Whitby area, who are now, understandably, very anxious about their future.

"We will do anything we can to assist those affected and we are mobilising our support plans with immediate effect.

"For anyone that hasn’t had to go through the recruitment process for a number of years, the thought of having to 'start afresh' in the jobs market can be a daunting prospect, so we welcome discussions with partners who could offer advice or training on much needed skills such as interview techniques, CV writing skills and financial planning. We would also be happy to work with ICL UK, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Job Centre Plus, Scarborough JobMatch and other recruitment providers to highlight the alternative and varied job opportunities available in our borough."