BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED*

ASIDE from the bad news at its nickel operations, BHP Billiton says production in other areas remains strong – but the company plans to sack 6000 workers from its operations around the world as the economic slowdown worsens.

BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED* BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED* BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED* BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED* BHP: 6000 jobs to go *UPDATED*

In a conference call this morning the company said it would be shedding 6000 staff or around 6% of its 100,000-strong global workforce.

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