An announcement today 27th July by SSI UK to create 1000 new jobs at their Teesside Cast Products plant in Redcar have been welcomed by the Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Cllr George Dunning.
A former steelworker of 30 years, Cllr Dunning, said the plans by SSI UK to launch their recruitment campaign for up to 1000 new jobs on the 8 August will provide a ‘significant boost for the local economy’.
“The faith that SSI have shown in the area’s world class workforce has to be congratulated and I am sure it will be rewarded when the site reopens for business.
The Council have supported the battle to save steelmaking on Teesside every step of the way and I would encourage local people to embrace the opportunities that this announcement provides.
Many thanks to all those involved in the return of steelmaking to Redcar and Teesside – especially the many unsung heroes who worked tirelessly to bring this day about.”