Ruth Mitchell

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Thousands apply for Teesside steel jobs

More than 9,500 people have reportedly applied for just 1,000 jobs offered at the former Corus site on Teesside since recruitment began this month.

The Redcar plant was mothballed in February 2010 and was bought by the Thai firm Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI UK) in March this year.

A company spokesman told the BBC: “We have been very pleased with the response we have had and with the quality of applicants.

“We are still on course to fire up the blast furnace on 8 December and are very keen to hear from any experienced operators who will be able to help in the process, even on a temporary basis.”

SSI is the largest steel sheet producer in South East Asia and the blast furnace at its Redcar plant on Teesside is the second largest blast furnace in Europe.

Interviews for the new posts are due to begin early next month.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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