In response to the news that Liberty Steel is to cut more than 350 jobs, with 282 of those being in South Yorkshire, Mayor Dan Jarvis said:
“The risk of job losses at Liberty Steel in Stocksbridge is very concerning. My thoughts are with all those who might be affected by this devastating news.
“I will be contacting the company to seek assurances that all is being done to support anyone who faces losing their job.
“South Yorkshire has a thriving advanced manufacturing and materials sector, and I will continue to work hard to bring investment and high quality jobs into our region.”