Industrial services, the business that provides workers with work, housing and transport services, has been the subject of the greatest workforce reduction in WA’s industrial services sector since 2008.
The Government says the jobs lost were largely due to the economic downturn and the government is aiming to create the right conditions for workers to continue to benefit from the downturn.
The company has been forced to lay off nearly 80 per cent of its workforce, many of them on-call staff.
Hall’s chief executive, Mike McGlashan, said the reduction in workforce was “a huge relief to those who have been at the company for the past two years”.
“We’ve been working tirelessly to achieve a workforce of less than 150 full-time equivalent workers in the WA service sector, and that’s been achieved,” Mr McGlasas said.
The Government has been working to create a more flexible workforce and to ensure on-line workforce opportunities were not adversely impacted, Mr McGleas said in a statement. “
However, we know we will need to increase our workforce to meet the growing demand for the services our customers expect.”
The Government has been working to create a more flexible workforce and to ensure on-line workforce opportunities were not adversely impacted, Mr McGleas said in a statement.
Mr Mcglasas is also calling on workers in other sectors to stay in their positions.
“It is very difficult to make good decisions in the workplace and the Government has always been keen to ensure that our workforce has the support they need to succeed,” Mr Mclachlan said.
Industrial services is a company that employs more than 40,000 people in the ACT, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.
It has been operating in the Western Australian region since 2006 and is part of a group of companies that is owned by Hall.
The government announced in October it was investing $5 billion to modernise the state’s industrial relations framework and support more workforce engagement.
It also announced $4 billion to build the Northern Powerhouse, a $1.8 billion rail line linking the state with the Northern Territory.