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Job losses at Caroma

Today’s announcement of 76 job losses at Caroma’s Norwood Factory is another sad day for South Australia’s manufacturing industry.

Caroma has been manufacturing plastics at its Norwood factory for 73 years, with the Norwood site winning more than 50 design awards.

“Our immediate thoughts are with the Caroma workers and their families following this news,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.

“This is a very difficult time for Caroma workers who will join South Australia’s growing queue of unemployed.

“Caroma’s announcement today follows recent job losses at Hills, Aldinga Turkeys and Arnott’s Marleston Bakery.

“As South Australia continues to experience a dangerous jobs crisis, we are in grave danger of slipping even further behind the rest of the country.

“Today’s news is another worrying sign for the South Australian economy – it seems that barely a week goes by without the announcement of yet another South Australian business shedding jobs.

“To create jobs in South Australia we need to lower taxes, encourage business investment and growth by reducing red tape and grow our States’ exports.

“The State Liberals highlighted these points during the recent State Election campaign, but Labor has failed to take any action.

“Unless we improve business conditions in South Australia by lowering taxes, reducing red tape and encouraging export growth, South Australian businesses will continue to struggle.”