The Canadian PressMay 16, 2013 14:00
MONTREAL - Alcoa will eliminate about 500 jobs by permanently closing two potlines this summer at its smelter in Baie-Comeau, Que., while also delaying construction of more efficient facilities at the smelter for three years.
The company said Thursday that the job cuts will be made through retirements and attrition at the smelter, which currently has about 1,400 employees.
One of the potlines had been expected to be shut down later this year and the second in 2015. Instead, they will both be closed by August.