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INPEX supports workers to find new jobs

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INPEX has moved swiftly to help workers stood down this week over a dispute between subcontractors at its Ichthys LNG Project find new jobs.

While not the employer of the approximately 800 impacted workers, INPEX takes its role as a major company operating in the Northern Territory seriously.

As Operator of the Project, INPEX is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the workers stood down by their employer, subcontractor Laing O’Rourke.

Ichthys Project Managing Director Louis Bon said INPEX was working with the Project’s stakeholders to ensure as many affected workers as possible were rapidly re-deployed.

“These are individuals with important trade skills such as riggers, mechanics and scaffolders,” Mr Bon said.

“We will do all we can to get these men and women working again. We want to make sure affected workers are looked after as a top priority.

“We are keen to fast-track local workers to jobs on the site. This is part of our commitment to the people of the Northern Territory.

“Following a demobilisation of workers elsewhere on site earlier this year, INPEX is pleased to advise that 173 of 300 workers made redundant in that instance have found another job at the Bladin Point construction site. This includes all 10 apprentices.

“There are significant job opportunities still to come on this major infrastructure project and we remain committed to supporting local jobs and businesses.”

Since the announcement by Laing O’Rourke on Wednesday, INPEX has liaised with the Federal Government’s Department of Employment to support workers and their families.

INPEX is also interacting with both the Federal and NT Governments on employment opportunities into the future.

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