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NEW Zimsteel’s major shareholder, Essar Africa Holdings, has started a job evaluation and skills audit on its existing employees as it begins to rebuild the steel giant, an official said on Monday.

Essar last week said it was immediately starting work to build a new 500,000 tonne steel plant at the steelmaker at a cost of $650 million, with production expected to start in two years.

New Zimsteel chief executive, Vinod Arora, said the company wanted to know the number of workers on its books and their skills.

“We want to know what skills we have and if necessary personnel will be moved from current stations to where their skills will be most needed, bearing in mind that we will be having new technology,” Arora told The Source.

The company, formerly Ziscosteel, would only employ locals but will look for expatriates if the skills are not available locally, he added.

At its peak Ziscosteel employed 7,500 workers.

Arora said the company was not sure how many workers were still reporting for duty and was waiting for the audit to ascertain proper figures.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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