Vale-BHP's Samarco says looking to cut 40 percent of workforce

viernes 3 de junio de 2016 15:24 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 3 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Samarco, co-owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA, said on Friday it will launch a voluntary layoff program with the aim of cutting 40 percent of its 3,000 employees.

Samarco was forced to shut its mine after a deadly dam spill last November and has not resumed operations. (Reporting by Marta Nogueira; Editing by Bill Rigby)