A report by Associated Press claims that US Steel is to lay off another 83 workers at its Gary works in Indiana, USA. A total of 780 jobs have been lost in North West Indiana this year, it is claimed.

US Steel called the lay-offs part of an ‘ongoing operational adjustment’.

Most of those affected by the cuts have worked at the Gary plant for less than six months and have no call-back rights under the union agreement.

Plans are afoot to close the company’s coke plant in Gary in May and this could mean the loss of a further 300 jobs.

Source: Associated Press.